Men con­tinue to sit down while women and chil­dren are abused

Sowetan - - Opinion -

As I write this let­ter, my heart is sore. I can no longer keep quiet.

How can it be that in­fants and old women are vi­o­lated like this?

Not even a sin­gle toyi-toyi when girls and women of South Africa are vi­o­lated and hu­mil­i­ated by men.

Not so long ago, many men had the en­ergy to protest over a paint­ing of the pres­i­dent.

What an in­jus­tice! Men have be­come weak, emo­tional, sex­u­ally ob­sessed and women vi­o­la­tors.

Black men are at the fore­front in the slaugh­ter of their own moth­ers. Fa­thers rape their own flesh and blood.

Be­fore the 16 Days of Ac­tivism for No Vi­o­lence Against Women and Chil­dren, we need a strat­egy to elim­i­nate the vic­tim­i­sa­tion of women.

Enough is enough. These dis­gust­ing rapists, abusers and mo­lesters have gone too far. Shame on you men who con­tinue to sit down when such evil is be­ing done in front of your eyes.

Khotso Moleko, via e-mail

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