Topic

Africa

Tags

Gender Equality

Women

Violence

South Africa

Author
Omon Okor

I lived in Nigeria for my entire childhood. When I came to the United States, my eyes were opened as to how unaware other countries were to the overwhelming economic and cultural challenges of Africa.  It was then I knew I was meant to dedicate my life to bringing a voice to those still in the shadows and to enlighten those totally unaware of the atrocities women and children in Africa endure.

White South African Judge - Rape is a Pleasurable Pastime

Saying on social media that rape was part of the culture of black men
White South African Judge Rape is a Pleasurable Pastime

Judge Mabel Jansen said the gang-rape of babies, girls and women was seen as a "pleasurable" pastime. Political parties rushed to condemn the messages, which sparked fresh outrage after a series of recent internet postings underlined racial tensions in South Africa, 22 years after the end of apartheid rule.
"In their culture a woman is there to pleasure them. Period," wrote Judge Mabel Jansen, who sits in the High Court in the capital Pretoria. Jansen added, "I still have to meet a black girl who was not raped at about 12. I am dead serious."


Murder is also is not a biggy. And gang rapes of baby, daughter and mother (are) a pleasurable pastime.


In some of the messages she refers to the writer Gillian Schutte who exposed Jansen's posts.  The opposition Democratic Alliance party said it would report the messages to the country's Judicial Services Commission to be investigated.  Her comments were "not only hurtful and demeaning", but undermined "the dignity of our people," the party said.

Author
Omon Okor

I lived in Nigeria for my entire childhood. When I came to the United States, my eyes were opened as to how unaware other countries were to the overwhelming economic and cultural challenges of Africa.  It was then I knew I was meant to dedicate my life to bringing a voice to those still in the shadows and to enlighten those totally unaware of the atrocities women and children in Africa endure.



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