sexual assault

 
Editorial: When will he say #MeToo?
Editorial: When will he say #MeToo?
When women across the world say #MeToo, it’s easy to feel guilty for being silent. But not every woman has to say “me too” and feel exposed....
Thousands respond 'me too' to actress's Twitter prompt on sexual abuse
Thousands respond 'me too' to actress's Twitter prompt on sexual abuse
Actress Alyssa Milano has sparked a massive outpouring with a simple Twitter request that women respond "me too" if they've been sexually assaulted...
13 women come forward in ever-widening Weinstein rape scandal
13 women come forward in ever-widening Weinstein rape scandal
Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein faced claims Tuesday he raped an Italian film star and two other women, in a widening scandal that...
Security guard to appear in court for sexually assaulting minors
Security guard to appear in court for sexually assaulting minors
A 57-year-old man who worked as a security guard at a primary school in Soweto will appear in the Protea magistrate’s court today over allegations that he sexually assaulted over 50 pupils at the school....
The loudest noise is her silence
The loudest noise is her silence
At one point there are 11 people in the courtroom. Two of them are women — me and the judge’s clerk. The rest are men — attorneys,...
Rape claim tarnishes legal profession
Rape claim tarnishes legal profession
A young woman starting her law career has been thrown into a whirlwind of court interdicts, shaming and bullying after she told the Law Society of...
Three countries. Three heartbreaks. One week
Three countries. Three heartbreaks. One week
More than once, I have had this feeling that I live on a continent that harbours a deep hatred for those of my gender. And if I was lulled for a...
Bitter aftermath of sexual abuse
Bitter aftermath of sexual abuse
Sitting at her dining room table, she bows her head and wipes away her tears with the back of her hand. For a few seconds, the usually eloquent...
Women teachers prey on pupils
Women teachers prey on pupils
Although most cases of sexual misconduct at schools involve male teachers, authorities are seeing a number of women teachers engaging in sexual...
The opening film is the talk of the Durban International Film Festival – for all the wrong reasons
The opening film is the talk of the Durban International Film Festival – for all the wrong reasons
The opening night of the 37th Durban International Film Festival was an awkward and uncomfortable affair for many reasons.
Editorial: Marius Fransman – Truth must out
Editorial: Marius Fransman – Truth must out
This week the Daily Maverick published the story of Louisa Wynand, the woman who accused ANC Western Cape leader and Deputy Minister of...
The silent scourge: When sex pests stalk lecturers
The silent scourge: When sex pests stalk lecturers
Sexual harassment is ubiquitous in higher education institutions around the world and a large body of research suggests that women are its main...

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