‘They raped because they could’

Grocott's Mail - - NEWS -

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

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