Thursday, June 18, 2009

1 in 4 South African BLACK males ADMIT to rape

Nice work from the Guardian but why oh why can't they just state the race of the rapists? Black! The rapists are mostly black! The report does not mention blacks once. Does that mean that I, as a white African am part of these statistics?

With the chief honcho hisself having been accused of rape, also a polygamist, many of his followers take their cue from this fine example of 'African manhood' so don't hold your breath expecting the regime to tackle this problem. It's a national disgrace.


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The 'virgin myth' and child rape in South Africa
Rape Statistics - South Africa & Worldwide
Child Rape in South Africa



From the Guardian (UK)


One in four men in South Africa have admitted to rape and many confess to attacking more than one victim, according to a study that exposes the country's endemic culture of sexual violence.


Three out of four rapists first attacked while still in their teens, the study found. One in 20 men said
they had raped a woman or girl in the last year. South Africa is notorious for having one of the highest levels of rape in the world.

Only a fraction are reported, and only a fraction of those lead to a conviction.
The study into rape and HIV, by the country's Medical Research Council (MRC), asked men to tap their answers into a Palm Pilot device to guarantee anonymity.

The method appears to have produced some unusually frank responses.
Professor Rachel Jewkes of the MRC, who carried out the research, said: "We have a very, very high prevalence of rape in South Africa.

I think it is down to ideas about masculinity based on
gender hierarchy and the sexual entitlement of men. It's rooted in an African ideal of manhood."

Jewkes and her colleagues interviewed a representative sample of 1,738 men in South Africa's Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces.
Of those surveyed, 28% said they had raped a woman or girl, and 3% said they had raped a man or boy.

Almost half who said they had carried out a rape admitted they had done so more than once, with 73% saying they had carried out their first assault before the age of 20.
The study, which had British funding, also found that men who are physically violent towards women are twice as likely to be HIV-positive. They are also more likely to pay for sex and to not use condoms.

Any woman raped by a man over the age of 25 has a one in four chance of her attacker being HIV-positive.
One in 10 men said they had been forced to have sex with another man. Many find it difficult to report such attacks to the police in subcultures where the concept of homosexuality is taboo.

South Africa's government has been repeatedly criticised for failing to address the crisis
.

Only 7% of reported rapes are estimated to lead to a conviction. Jewkes said: "There's been a lot of concern about the way the criminal justice system works, because it's still woeful."
Before his election as president, Jacob Zuma stood trial for the rape of a family friend. His supporters demonstrated at the court house, verbally attacked his accuser and sang "burn the bitch, burn the bitch".

Zuma was eventually acquitted.
Jewkes added: "The social space for debating these gender issues is now smaller than it was a few years ago. We need our government to show political leadership in changing attitudes. We need South African men, from the top to the grassroots, to take responsibility." Anti-rape campaigners said the shocking figures demonstrated the need for reform. Dean Peacock, co-director of the Sonke Gender Justice project, said: "We need to make sure the criminal justice system is held to account.

We have lots of discussion in this country, but not enough action is taken to ensure that perpetrators will face consequences."
Zuma, a polygamist, was criticised for emphasising his Zulu tribal identity and singing militant songs during this year's election campaign. He made comments that outraged anti-Aids and gender campaigners. Peacock added: "We're at a complicated moment in South African history with revived traditionalism and there's a danger of gender transformation being lost.

"We hear men saying, 'If Jacob Zuma can have many wives, I can have many girlfriends.' The hyper-masculine rhetoric of the Zuma campaign is going to set back our work in challenging the old model of masculinity."

Carrie Shelver, an activist with People Opposing Women Abuse, said: "Generally there's a deficit of understanding and commitment to women's rights by the leadership of this country. It's simply not on people's agenda."

A report published by the trade union Solidarity earlier this month said that one child is raped in South Africa every three minutes, with 88% of rapes going unreported. It found that levels of child abuse in South Africa are increasing rapidly.

Full summary of MRC report

20 Opinion(s):

FishEagle said...

My God, I am speechless. Is it a race thing or a South African thing for men to rape? It would be interesting to do the same survey in other African countries. I bet the likes of Black Coffee will blame apartheid for these horrific stats. I wouldn’t put such twisted logic past him.

Viking said...

Hmm, FishEagle that's a hard question. It seems that the cure for aids is to rape somebody, and that's probably considered the cure for most things in African culture, and nobody can pin that on whitey.
Unless.....
"The legacy of colonialism is such that the African psyche is so downtrodden and trampled that it is like he has been raped. So, in order for him to throw off the shackles of the past, and regain his human dignity, he must seek to redress the balance of history by claiming that act for himself. In the act of rape, the black man finds the dignity that was stolen from him by the colonialist, and it is only by taking from another what was taken from him, that he finds justice and peace".
How was that?

Doberman said...

How about, they are primal in nature, low IQ, always fu*king horny and can't control their urges? Like animals. I recall a strike last year I think that went on for several weeks and the strikers began to complain that they were so tired of protesting and toyi-toying all day that they did not have the energy to shag at night every day. This was reported. It's on this blog somewhere.

Anonymous said...

It is a BLACK thing... Look at every countries statistics, those that are made by race... You will see it clearly.

As Doberman said...
Low IQ.
No concept of consequences.
No empathy.
All that matters is to have the URGE filled.

It has nothing to do with colonialism. Countries that were barely or never colonised have the same appalling rape statistics. Look at the top rape numbers... Africa and the middle east.

Nuff Said!

Dachshund said...

They can admit to it because women usually don't report rape for fear of being victimised again, or because women are so used to it that they don't bother to complain.

Rape is endemic in Africa, always has been, colonialism put a stop to it for a while, so I agree with Anon 8:53 PM, it has nothing to do with colonialism other than that it happens more often when there are no colonists around to prevent it.

Viking said...

Just for the record... I don't REALLY think it has to do with colonialism!

Anonymous said...

My question is just this: If you hate black people so much and they have low IQs etc and basically add no value to the world, why not go to a place where there are no black people? Clearly you are having a really terrible experience in this country..just a thought

Loggi said...

And where would that place be be Anon?

Anonymous said...

On the sea, moon or wherever i don't care - as long as YOU are not in MY country telling me nonsense about black people...

Joe King said...

Anon 12:56 - Are you saying that you approve of this appalling behaviour? Why do you not come live amongst these wonderful black people. Your romantic vision will be shattered in days. The difference between a tourist and a racist on average is about two days. The worst racists i have encountered (visitors to SA) are like reformed smokers. Once they have given up on the la-la-land deal, they become a pain in the butt. Just a thought!

Loggi said...

And pray tell what nonsense would that be?

That black men rape babies?
Black gangs rape 90 year old pensioners?
Black men cut up babies for muti?
Black men use said muti because they cant get an erection?

Anonymous said...

It's really simple - leave South Africa so that such behaviour doesn't affect you -

Loggi said...

Read the blog idiot. I have not been raped , but millions of innocent women and children have.

Vince R said...

Anon - It's really simple - leave South Africa so that such behaviour doesn't affect you -

Not only are you displaying your own appalling insensitivity and hypocrisy but you are shifting the blame from a very real problem (stratospheric rape occurances in SA) onto another; your imagined racism. How many blacks have been killed lately in race attacks in SA? (and no, schizophrenic Johan Nel does NOT count) The only race incident I can recall of late, is a black woman who got slapped up a bit at a rugby match, many months back. By far the majority of white South Africans tolerate blacks and they live and let live. It's the crime and rape being perpetrated in atavistic acts, rooted in a neolithic culture and values, that are being targetted on this blog. It's nothing to do with skin colour. Get it.

Viking said...

very heartless, anon.
The rapes don't go away just because the white man leaves South Africa!
Where will all the rape victims go? the grandmothers, kept as sex slaves by family members, the children abducted and abused at gunpoint? the working, ordinary women in the townships for whom rape is a very real possibility every day of the week?
The matter is not running away so we don't have to think about it. As Vince R says, these incidents are rooted in a primitive value system, one that views women as objects who owe it to any man to have sex with him.

FishEagle said...

@Viking. That’s right, you got it. Lol.

@ Anonymous, you don’t really like to think very much do you?

I suspect it is a South African AND a black thing. My theory is that the blacks are responding like a young adolescent that doesn’t get its way and starts to smoke, or do something worse that is harmful to himself or herself, in rebellion.

It begs the question what do the blacks want? Maybe they are conflicted because on the one hand they want apartheid but on the other hand they want pride and respect. None of the other African country’s have violence integrated into their societies to such a level, bar those that are at war. Why is this happening in South African black culture? I don’t buy the whole blame apartheid BS. Those that do buy it will find apartheid a convenient scapegoat without dealing with any of the real issues at hand and they are probably just making the situation worse. I and all the other white South Africans are paying the price.

Amelia said...

@Doberman: I take exception - animals are better behaved than the black SA man so please don't compare! Black men rape because they are sub-human and don't have ANY respect for women. They think it is their right as African "men" to have sex with whomever they want, whenever they want. Plus, they believe that crap about raping young virgins to cure any evil they might have because stupid sangomas (read: witches) tell them so.

FishEagle said...

Interesting choice of picture in the post. I recently watched a movie in which they depicted a rape scene. The rape was portrayed with an underlying sexiness, which I’ve found very common in the movies. It was just so wrong!

FishEagle said...

Interesting choice of picture in the post. I recently watched a movie in which they depicted a rape scene. The rape was portrayed with an underlying sexiness, which I’ve found very common in the movies. It was just so wrong!

Doberman said...

@ FE, good observation. I wanted something symbolic, a representation of a woman saying "enough!" The anguish comes through, a sense of weariness at an old problem that won't go away. Highly effective I thought.