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"Corrective Rape" in South Africa

Noxolo Nkosana

This article is from June, 2011.

Men are attacking lesbians in South Africa and raping them in order to correct them out of their sexual orientation.

Most of the women who are attacked are considered butch lesbians, because men view them primarily as a threat- they’re taking their girlfriends.

On the streets of Johannesburg, it is easy to find men who support the idea of “corrective rape”.

"When someone is a lesbian, it’s like saying to us men that we are not good enough," Thulani Bhengu, 35, tells the BBC.

I just posted an article from 2013, that says that the number of reported rapes in 60, 000. This article states that 50, 000 rapes are reported. That’s ten thousand more rapes reported. In two years. Both articles say that rape is still not treated seriously. Both articles say that women are terrified and men feel that a woman’s body is their privilege.

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