Friday, March 13, 2009

Rape Used to "Cure" South African Lesbians

This is heinous, no matter what your opinion of homosexuality. NGO ActionAid has released a report titled "Hate Crimes: the rise of corrective rape in South Africa." Corrective rape, meaning that the rape is done in the belief it will lead to heterosexuality among the lesbians.

Right. In reality, it's just a hate crime.

In 2006, South Africa became the first country in Africa to allow same-sex marriage, but yet same-sex unions are often decried as "un-African."

In its report, ActionAid quoted one woman as saying:
"We get insults every day, beatings if we walk alone, you are constantly reminded that you deserve to be raped. They yell, 'if I rape you then you will go straight, you will buy skirts and start to cook because you will have learnt how to be a real woman'."
Zakhe Sowello from Soweto, said:
"Every day I am told that they are going to kill me, that they are going to rape me and after they rape me I'll become a girl. When you are raped you have a lot of evidence on your body. But when we try and report these crimes nothing happens, and then you see the boys who raped you walking free on the street."
Laura Turquet, ActionAid’s women’s rights coordinator, said:
"So-called 'corrective' rape is yet another grotesque manifestation of violence against women, the most widespread human rights violation in the world today. These crimes continue unabated and with impunity, while governments simply turn a blind eye."
The issue of "corrective rape" hit the front page in 2008, when in April Eudy Simelane (pictured above), former star of South Africa's national female soccer, became a statistic. She was gang-raped and brutally beaten before being stabbed 25 times in the face, chest and legs.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Corrective rape? Why can't americans have thought of that?

Anonymous said...

Why can't American's have thought of that? It happens all the time. Rapists and pedophiles sometimes go to jail in America. They are in turn raped by their fellow inmates while incarcerated. Karma or hypocrisy?

What decent Americans had thought about in bygone days, it seems, is the idea of "no cruel and unusual punishment."

Anonymous said...

Is Lorena Bobbitt available, methinks that these ladies need a teacher. It shouldn't take but a few hundred or so lopped off male genitalia to create an atmosphere of genuine fear equals respect.

Anonymous said...

"Curing" lesbianism by means of rape? It is no more heinous than "curing" AIDS by raping virgins. And both "miracle cures" come to us free-gratis from the continent that made chattel slavery a world-wide industry. Mother Africa, of course!

Anonymous said...

Nuke the nigers

Anonymous said...

This is just sick.

Donais2021 @ yahoo messanger said...

Being raped by a man? Id stick to the sweet love of a woman after that. That wont cure lesbianism, and does that mean women should jump men who are gay? HM? HMMM?! Dude if the african government approved gay marrage, and illigalized rape, and hate crimes....ahhhhhhhhh dude where are they to help these women!??!?!!?