Tag Archives: Anene Booysens

Reeva Steenkamp and the real horror of gender-based violence

It was on my daily two hour commute to work, tweeting my regular #TaxiTales, that I came to learn of Reeva Steenkamp’s homicide on Thursday morning. Still shell-shocked from the gruesome rape and murder of 17 year old Anene Booysen just the week before, and only just starting to unpack the prevailing culture of rape

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From Slut Walk to One Billion Rising: Losing the protest plot

One Billion Rising and then what? Talia Meer asks some uncomfortable questions? “In a society that constantly bears down on women, tells them how to dress, how to act, where to go, with whom, at what time, such moments are extremely valuable for some, moments of visibility, freedom, of solidarity, of empowerment. But these cannot

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From Delhi to Bredasdorp

  Richard Pithouse on why rape isn’t something that only happens “over there” as we like to think. “While we must investigate the nature of the conditions that enable rape to become an everyday reality we must, of course, be absolutely clear that no culture, no context and no degree of suffering and humiliation justifies rape

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Sexual violence, Anene Booysens and the ANCWL

Is enough really enough when it comes to sexual violence for the ANCWL? Yesterday, the ANC Women’s League released a statement on the gang-rape and murder of Anene Booysen calling on all South Africans to stand together and unite against rape. Disillusioned by the continued trade in and exchange of the dead and mutilated bodies

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