domingo, 19 de abril de 2015

Problems after the rainbow: Another atrocious tale of rape.

South Africa has one of the most progressive constitutions in the world because it grants equality and protection to homosexual families, allowing them to adopt, serve in the military, change their legal gender and so on. Unfortunately, there’s a problem with the people respecting what is written. In some parts of South Africa they are highly discriminated and practices as “Corrective rape” are disturbing the population. This phenomenon is getting more common. Men ensure to “cure” lesbians sexual orientation by raping them.

"After everything we're going to do to you, you're going to be a real woman, and you're never going to act like this again". That’s what one of the four rapists of Mvuleni Fana said to her after they beat and rape her. She was walking her way home from football practice. She survived but others victims haven’t got the same luck as her. In the last 15 years, 31 women have died because of this and in the majority of the cases there are not punishments for the rapists. In fact, South Africa has the highest level of rape assault in the world affecting directly women, lesbians and transgender woman.

The country has to be faithful to what they proclaim and keep the promise of the post-apartheid era: be a “Rainbow Nation” where everyone is free and equal. It’s a big step approving these laws but if the government it is not giving the people the same rights and protection, Where’s the credibility?

Why is this in our human traits? It’s becoming something natural? What it’s in the mind of the rapist when he commits this horrendous act?

These are acts of hate and misogyny. It’s time to end with the rape culture. It can’t keep exploding in the news every day. This has to be stopped! 

5 comentarios:

  1. It's a terrible fact. I think South Africa has had enough about segregation and discrimination and now it's time to protect and guarantee people's rights.
    I hope the government could make something about it because it's necessary to prevent these kind of issues, due to the fact that people need to be and feel safe.
    These acts and the hatred must be punished, because they damage the diversity of this country.

  2. THAT'S HORRIBLE! South Africa has too many problems about poverty, lack of water, racial segregation...but commit this horrendous act to a woman,to a human? I think this is out of control. These women are human, the are deprived of what they are.
    Unfortunately this happens in all countries and never gonna stop until the government do something and do it effectively >:[

  3. such a sad fact bro, i feel the problems in my heart, i hope someday all this end.

  4. It is horrible!
    I think, South Africa lose its identity as a "Rainbow nation" in order to describe its multicultural diversity.

    This crisis is harmful to all the members within the country.
    I fancy that the most vulnerable people (homosexual families) cannot walk quietly outside. I hope the victims do not feel responsible about that.
    I think this problem, in some way, explains the fact that South Africa is one of the countries with the highest rates of AIDS.
    What do you think?

  5. In addition, South african women are not seen as equals and this contribute the abuse.