25 percent of South African men say they have committed rape

In the BBC article about the poll of South African men, the huge incidence of rape in that country is attributed—of course—to “inequality.” In reality, the cause is equality—the breaking down of all traditional restraints by the liberal belief that all men and women are equally free and can do whatever they like. And this problem is greatly exacerbated when we’re talking about blacks. Given their greater aggressiveness, impulsiveness, and sex drive, blacks are more in need of social restraints on their behavior than other races, and so will be more disordered by the removal of such restraints. I would remind the reader that from the moment of transfer to black rule in 1994, sexual liberation, along with racial equality, became the rule in South Africa.

The article also mentions a high incidence of homosexual rape. But at the moment of sexual liberation in South Africa, there was also homosexual liberation. The two always go together.

We can sum it up this way:

Liberalism + Blacks = Barbarism

Here’s the article:

South African rape survey shock

One in four South African men questioned in a survey said they had raped someone, and nearly half of them admitted more than one attack.

The study, by the country’s Medical Research Council, also found three out of four who admitted rape had attacked for the first time during their teens.

It said practices such as gang rape were common because they were considered a form of male bonding.

The MRC spoke to 1,738 men in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape provinces.

The research was conducted in both rural and urban areas and included all racial groups.

Using an electronic device to keep the results anonymous, the study found that 73% of those who admitted rape said they had carried out their first assault before the age of 20.

Almost half who said they had carried out a rape admitted they had done so more than once.

One in 20 men surveyed said they had raped a woman or girl in the last year.

Professor Rachel Jewkes of the MRC, who carried out the research, told the BBC’s World Today programme: “The absolute imperative is we have to change the underlying social attitudes that in a way have created a norm that coercing women into sex is on some level acceptable.

“We know that we have a higher prevalence of rape in South Africa than there is in other countries.

“And it’s partly rooted in our incredibly disturbed past and the way that South African men over the centuries have been socialised into forms of masculinity that are predicated on the idea of being strong and tough and the use of force to assert dominance and control over women, as well as other men.”

She added that all the victims in the main survey were said to be women, but participants were also interviewed about male rape.

‘Sad state of affairs’

The study found that one in 10 men said they had been raped by other men.

I don’t think it’s cultural per se; I think it has to do with how a lot of us men worldwide were raised

Some 3% of the men interviewed said they had coerced a man or a boy into sex.

The participants were also tested for HIV and the authors of the survey were surprised that men who had raped were not more likely to test positive for the virus.

Mbuyiselo Botha, from the South African Men’s Forum, which campaigns for women’s rights, told the BBC’s Focus on Africa programme that any view of women as “fair game” had to be challenged.

Mr Botha, a father of two girls himself, said: “I think that yes, the figures are that high and for us, for me in particular, that is a very sad state of affairs.

“It means that we continue in South Africa to be one of the highest capitals of rape in the world.

“I don’t think it’s cultural per se; I think it has to do with how a lot of us men worldwide were raised. The issues of dominance against women, issues of inequality, are pervasive and you find them throughout the world.”

South Africa’s government has been repeatedly criticised for failing to address the country’s rape epidemic.

A recent trade union report said a child was being raped in South Africa every three minutes with the vast majority of those cases going unreported.

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June 21

Paul K. writes:

The article says, “South Africa’s government has been repeatedly criticised for failing to address the country’s rape epidemic.”

This must be a awkward topic for President Zuma. According to an article in The Guardian, “Before his election as president, Jacob Zuma stood trial for the rape of a family friend. His supporters demonstrated outside the court, verbally attacked his accuser and sang “burn the bitch, burn the bitch.” Zuma was eventually acquitted.”

The fact that Zuma has four wives is also said to provide a bad example. “We hear men saying, “If Jacob Zuma can have many wives, I can have many girlfriends,”” says Dean Peacock, co-director of something called the “Sonke Gender Justice Project,” one of those groups dedicated to inculcating Third World peoples with the gender theories popular in Western academia.

I recently heard a public radio interview with a Swedish woman who travels through villages in southern Africa presenting a program on how to prevent AIDS. When asked how she was received, she responded that audiences seemed embarrassed to have this delicate subject discussed openly, but at the end of each presentation several of the men would ask if they could have sex with her.

LA replies:

I’m very surprised she would say this openly, and on the radio no less. How did she speak of it? Was is it by way of saying, “this shows how promiscuous these people are, and why they have the AIDS problem”?

Paul K. replies:

She said it rather wearily. The implication was that the Africans regard sex as a private matter that cannot be discussed openly, and that a woman who would discuss it openly must be a sort of whore and thus open to frank advances. She was pointing out the cultural barriers in Africa that make AIDS-prevention education difficult.

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