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6 things men should not say about rape

by: Armand Mukenge - 19 October 2017

6 things men should not say about rape

Here are six things women are tired of hearing men say everytime they start discussing rape. In summary: Stop victim blaming.

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Restoring Cosby’s “legacy”: Can Bill Cosby please sit down?

by: Sarah Evans - 30 June 2017

Restoring Cosby’s “legacy”: Can Bill Cosby please sit down?

You’d think that after being accused of sexual assault by over 50 women, and narrowly avoiding going to jail thanks to a hung jury in one case, Bill Cosby would have graciously disappeared into the shadows from whence he came, at the very least, to save what remains of his reputation. You’d be wrong. Clearly...

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How to report rape

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 22 June 2017

How to report rape

The recent incidents of women getting raped and sexually assaulted while using taxis has brought to attention the urgency with which South Africans need to confront and find lasting solutions to gender violence in the country. Over the past months, several women were raped in Johannesburg while using taxis, leading the SAPS to warn of...

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Thandiswa Mazwai: “Men are more than trash”

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 12 May 2017

Thandiswa Mazwai: “Men are more than trash”

Last night at the Afro Punk Bash that was held to kick off Afro Punk Joburg 2017, King Tha (Thandiswa Mazwai) performed alongside the band the BLK JKS. And it was such a vibe, it was one of the best performances of the night. But it’s not just her electrifying show that made people talk....

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We correct the misconceptions around male rape

by: Jamie Petersen - 24 July 2015

We correct the misconceptions around male rape

We don’t talk enough about male rape, particularly male rape perpetrated by women. The news, in May, of a man kidnapped at gunpoint and raped by three women in Port Elizabeth appeared in both local and international news sites. The police on the case said the incident left the man traumatised, but they also admitted...

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Big Brother Mzansi revealed how little we know about rape

by: Jamie Petersen - 24 April 2015

Big Brother Mzansi revealed how little we know about rape

When news broke that a Big Brother Mzansi contestant had been expelled from the house because of “sexual misconduct”, social media was abuzz with various opinions. In a nutshell, after a night of drinking on Saturday April 11, one of the reality show’s female contestants, Axola Mbengo, passed out in the bedroom. Male contestant Siyanda...

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How Do You(th) Think We Can (Really) Stop Rape in SA?

by: Lee Molefi - 2 September 2014

How Do You(th) Think We Can (Really) Stop Rape in SA?

Although the exact prevalence of rape in South Africa is  difficult to quantify, according to Africa Check, approximately  444,384 rapes occurred in the year 2012/13. Though this is nearly half the number sensationally reported on by rape advocacy grouping Blow The Whistle; and despite the fact that Africa Check ran another study pouring cold water...

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We’re All in This Together

by: Thapelo Mosiuoa - 22 August 2014

We’re All in This Together

It’s women’s month in South Africa and if you’ve watched government TV long enough you’ll know how much it’s been drilled into us to take extra care of women this month, as if this is the only month that they matter in. There is also a school of thought that thinks (see what I did...

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING: I AM NOT FOR SALE

by: Abel Dantyi - 19 December 2013

HUMAN TRAFFICKING: I AM NOT FOR SALE

Imagine this scenario: A man claiming to be an agent comes to you and tells you that you have nice features, and you could be an international model. He then asks for your pictures so he send them to an editor of a magazine. Next thing you know, you have a “modelling gig” and you...

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A BLOW IS A “NO”

by: Zizo Ntuku - 26 November 2013

A BLOW IS A “NO”

In South Africa, gender-based violence, especially rape, has become an epidemic. As a young woman, leaving my house for work  takes a lot of courage as I don’t know whether I will arrive safely or some excuse of a man will try to rape or intimidate me. Young children are no longer safe to be left...

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