PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Buhlesim
 
Comments: 6
Article views: 2
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Buhlesim's badges.
 

Rape does shock we just haven't found a solution yet!

07 February 2013, 11:00
I must admit sometimes I avoid reading stories about rape.There are way too many of them in South Africa. But in a country like ours this is terribly hard to do. Women are raped everyday in here at home.

So whether  I chose to open that link,pick up the newspaper or watch that report  on tv or not it happens. In fact someone is probably being violated now as I write this.

I have read many articles in the last few weeks about South Africans and our reaction to rape. Yesterday I read a piece on Reuters where the journalist says the death of a 17 year old western cape girl from injuries inflicted from her ordeal when she was gang raped last Saturday would not cause much outrage in South Africa.

The journalist continues to say that Rape has lost "the power to shock in our country'. I don't believe that this is true, we definitely do get shocked by rape and we get outraged . How can you claim that Rape doesnt shock us when in Limpopo alone the police have recorded over a 100 cases of Rape since the new year? Our problem is we do not know what action to take to deal with Rape.

Going through social networks yesterday after news of the death of this 17 year old, I admired that some were able to articulate their outrage better than my two word response to it.At the same time I also saw a number of South Africans just like  me who are outraged  by it but really just don't know what to do or where to even begin.

With every story I read about rape I feel helpless,I look around me for guidance on what I should be doing beyond expressing outrage.I want to be involved in finding a solution to South Africa Rape problem,to ensure that I as a woman can feel safe in my home when I have people fixing my blocked drain. I also want a solution to to the Rape problem to make sure that one day when I have a daughter she never becomes a victim. Instead of measuring our level of outrage over rape I believe it's come a time where as a nation we must find a solution together. Without pointing fingers.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
6 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Mitta Xinindlu
Congratulations, Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah's not doing the show yet but people are hating on him already.  Read more...

3 comments 296 views
Submitted by
Harris Vd Merwe
The real reason the Proteas Lost

The last week every cricket supporter is going on about the reason (s) we lost. Political interferences, team selection, etc. As a normal sport lover, I think the following are the reasons we actually lost. Read more...

3 comments 328 views
Submitted by
fransvisserdsb
If I was the President...

It may not be perfect, but it would be a hell of a lot better than the current shambles. Read more...

25 comments 870 views
Submitted by
Julian Faasen
How can we drive real change at U...

Despite my positive intentions, friends have noted that I’m in danger of saying things that will result in me being perceived as a racist. Read more...

14 comments 690 views
Submitted by
Kalibanache
Saluting the bloody Aussies for a...

I just think back to our 438 Victory over Australia, That was after they set a world record of runs to chase down.. Read more...

8 comments 1285 views
Submitted by
ThatHumanist
What comes after religion?

God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers?  Read more...

81 comments 1036 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.