Episode 114 - OUTRAGE ABOUT RAPE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY ACTION. HERE'S WHAT WE MIGHT DO
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Based on an essay I recently wrote ( https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times-daily/opinion-and-analysis/2022-08-02-eusebius-mckaiser-outrage-about-rape-must-be-accompanied-by-action-heres-what-we-might-do/?device=feature_phone  ) about rape culture, in response to the gang-rapes that had happened in Krugersdorp here in South Africa, I narrate the content of my essay. It focused on several aspects of our responses to incidents of rape when they are reported: a) an inappropriate grading of rape and murder, as if some rape stories are more "rage-worthy" than others - I explain why this is problematic ; b) the callous response of our minister of police, Bheki Cele, who implied that one woman was "lucky" to be raped by one man rather than by more than one man- I offer analysis of why this is problematic c) the proposal of chemical castration that has been raised by some in the ANC is a tempting "solution" to rape but won't work, and I explain in detail why it will not work. I end the podcast with a reflection on the hard work required to deal with the deeper social structures and factors that sustain a culture that licences rape.   | ReplyForward
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