Currently, there’s a huge campaign ongoing in South Africa, focused on “femicide” and rape.
noun: femicide; plural noun: femicides
- the killing of a woman or girl, in particular by a man and on account of her gender.“we are very concerned with the high level of femicide in our country”
As someone who was pretty much raised in a house where my sperm donor (yep, that’s all he did for me in life), used to slap my mother around for the hell of it when he got drunk, I can relate and throw my voice behind this issue.
So, this blog post will mostly be directed at the masculine sex of the human race, men. Somehow society has descended to the level where what someone wears makes them a target for rape or worse. When did this actually become an “accepted” norm? I mean a woman wearing a mini-skirt (fuck knows what this is called elsewhere in the world) somehow in the mind of these twisted demented fucks asks to be raped…
Now for those of you who do not live in this “shit hole” called Africa, more specific the southern tip of Africa, there are countless examples where men, grown-ass men use this excuse for forcing themselves on a child or woman. Surely as a society, we are failing the woman of this country/continent/world when an idiotic excuse such as “she was wearing a short skirt, so she was looking for sex” has become the norm and the reason for violently forcing yourself on someone?
Personally, I think the search for answers should start at the parents. As a parent, I am responsible to teach my son the difference between right and wrong. The difference between forcing your will on someone and having them make their own decisions?
If you have to force yourself on anyone, you, my dear friend (sarcasm for those who don’t get it) are not a man. You are worse than that piece of shit I had to scrape off the bottom of my shoe earlier this afternoon. Yes, I stepps in dog shit, but that’s not part of this rant.
As a man, a father, a husband and a citizen of this sad-sack country, I have a duty act and will never (I have never, thankfully) walk by or stand by while anyone violates the sanctity of anyone else. Be it male or female.
So South African men, will you stand up and be counted as a guardian of woman, no matter their age, in South Africa?