Friday, March 27, 2009

South African women fall victim to 'corrective rape'

The partially clothed body of Eudy Simelane, former star of South Africa's acclaimed Banyana Banyana national female football squad, was found in a creek in a park in Kwa Thema, on the outskirts of Johannesburg. Simelane had been gang-raped and brutally beaten before being stabbed 25 times in the face, chest and legs. As well as being one of South Africa's best-known female footballers, Simelane was a voracious equality rights campaigner and one of the first women to live openly as a lesbian in Kwa Thema.

 Eudy Simelane (Right)
Her brutal murder took place last April, and since then a tide of violence against lesbians in South Africa has continued to rise. Human rights campaigners say it is characterised by what they call "corrective rape" committed by men behind the guise of trying to "cure" lesbians of their sexual orientation.


  1. More men that should be killed with out trail. Rape and violence against women should be delt with death.

  2. yes i agree with comment above me men that have done things like that shud be killed coz they dont deserve to live

  3. so ignorant... Feminism is female supremacy, it is not like it was when it started. (trust me i know, i was there) It is not about equality, just supremacy, though your to blind with pride and stupidity to see it. bad things happen to men too. rapes happen both ways. learn before you speak, children.

  4. To Anonymous of November 4, 2010:
    What does feminism have to do with rape and murder? A group of men brutally raped and murdered a woman. It doesn't matter what her private sex life was like, what her public activities were, what she did as a profession, her age, her political beliefs, her religious beliefs-- She was a person who had the right to decide who had sex with her, and those people robbed her of that, brutalized her, violated her body, and murdered her. They committed horrible crimes. That has nothing to do with feminism and everything to do with human dignity and the law.

  5. it has to do with women getting back in the kitchen