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This is “corrective rape.” These are its rules.

Earlier this week, the newspapers reported the discovery of another dead and mutilated lesbian body. Yet another poor, Black, landless, queer body with a vagina has been killed and the story, we’re told, is because she was gay. As the routine letters of condemnation from State, public and political officials came in their multitudes, and

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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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