Has rape become South Africa's national sport? (h/t FReeper Melissa)
From Modern Ghana:
This NPR report by Charlayne Hunter Gault says the numbers are even worse.
Don't look for much help from South Africa's new president, Jacob Zuma. He's a proud polygamist and was already acquitted of raping a young woman because she wore a short skirt and thus, entrapped him. Oh, and did you know a shower will protect you from AIDS? That's what Mr. Zuma claims. unh-huh.
The incident that has most damaged Zuma’s reputation was an accusation of rape three years ago. He was found not guilty at his trial, which appeared to be the result of a honeytrap set by political enemies, but he admitted having unprotected sex with the young woman while knowing she was HIV positive.
Feminists were outraged by Zuma’s excuse that the young woman had seemed keen to seduce him and was wearing a short skirt, as well as by his offhand assurance that he had showered after sex as an anti-Aids precaution.
Sometimes words just fail me.