I’m having trouble finding the right words to comment on this:
Three out of four rapists first attacked while still in their teens, the study found. One in 20 men said they had raped a woman or girl in the last year.
South Africa is notorious for having one of the highest levels of rape in the world. Only a fraction are reported, and only a fraction of those lead to a conviction.
Rebecca adds: I’m not normally a huge fan of looking to celebs for wisdom or
political advice, but Charlize Theron’s pull-no-punches PSAs about rape in South Africa got the point across nicely. When rape is considered a disgusting crime, and sex offenders are considered scum, your society may still have many faults, but at least it condemns rape. When one man in four is a rapist, and this seems to be ok with the rest of them, you have a society-wide problem.