sexual assault

 
More trauma for abused schoolboys
More trauma for abused schoolboys
Since becoming known as one of the boys who was sexually assaulted at Parktown Boys’ High School, June Andrews’s son has not been the same.
To fix schools, fix society first
To fix schools, fix society first
On October 12 this year, the department of basic education hosted a summit on school safety at St George’s Hotel in Gauteng. It was attended by...
A compass for a feminist future
A compass for a feminist future
I find myself praying for my abusive uncle and using my tears to bargain with God for a lesser punishment for him. He has tried to kill members of...
Lawyers differ over rape grilling
Lawyers differ over rape grilling
Counsel for rape accused Timothy Omotoso has faced outrage for his cross-examination of Cheryl Zondi, who has accused the televangelist pastor of...
CR7: Let’s be intelligent hooligans
CR7: Let’s be intelligent hooligans
Looking back at almost two decades of football admiration, my most crushing experience was not a lost final or a last-minute goal, but rather a...
Dros confirms ‘incident’ following rape of seven-year-old at restaurant
Dros confirms ‘incident’ following rape of seven-year-old at restaurant
The Dros franchise group, where a seven-year-old girl was raped on Saturday, has released a statement confirming that an “incident took place”...
Professor speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Trump Supreme Court pick
Professor speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Trump Supreme Court pick
A college professor went public for the first time on Sunday to accuse President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick of sexually assaulting her in...
Sexual violation: Education institutions need a law of their own
Sexual violation: Education institutions need a law of their own
“No one deserves to be raped!” Khensani Maseko, a student at Rhodes University, posted this on Instagram before she committed suicide on August...
Violence begets violence
Violence begets violence
You no longer experience sex the way other people do once you have been raped. The invasion is indelible. It returns to haunt you in many ways...
Schools must take the long walk of reform
Schools must take the long walk of reform
A brilliant former music teacher at my high school, Graeme College Boys’ High, was hounded out because he publicly criticised the school for not...
The bruised silence of queer women
The bruised silence of queer women
“What drives it? Self-hatred. Baggage. And fragile masculinities within and around us. What sustains it? Fear. Being afraid to be alone and the...
No ‘culture of silence’, says Sonke
No ‘culture of silence’, says Sonke
In 2009, while attending a workshop for men run by Sonke Gender Justice Network, one of the participants was handed a note by a male Sonke employee...

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