‘They raped because they could’
Grocott’s Mail in partnership with Rhodes University’s Equity and Institutional Culture office, is publishing edited excerpts from Rape: A South African Nightmare by Professor Pumla Gqola, with the author’s permission in the lead-up to the Silent Protest in Grahamstown (Makhanda) on 3 August 2018.
“Many years ago, I watched a television programme where a journalist talked to a group of young men who readily admitted on camera to having raped. None of them wanted to admit that it (rape) was violence that could ruin women’s lives.
They also reported not suffering any real consequences. None of their relationships had suffered. They had not been ostracised or stigmatised.” More at bit.ly/grocsilent1