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NYT: The Brutality of ‘Corrective Rape (for gays & lesbians in S Africa)

Heartbreaking story from a country that has fought so hard against apartheid… Even though they have approved same sex marriage, the hatred and abuses still run deep.

“South Africa has one of the world’s highest rates of sexual assault. According to a 2009 government survey, one in four men admit to having sex with a woman who did not consent to intercourse, and nearly half of these men admitted to raping more than once. An earlier government study found that a majority of rapes were committed by friends and acquaintances of the victim.”

Just as disturbing is a practice called “corrective rape” — the rape of gay men and lesbians to “cure” them of their sexual orientation.

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