Nov 28 2010
That’s some scary survey, that is:
A new survey says that more than one in three South African men admit to having committed rape.
A study led by the government-funded Medical Research Foundation says that in Gauteng province, home to South Africa’s most populous city of Johannesburg, more than 37 per cent of men said they had raped a woman. Nearly 7 per cent of the 487 men surveyed said they had participated in a gang rape.
More than 51 per cent of the 511 women interviewed said they’d experienced violence from men, and 78 per cent of men said they’d committed violence against women.
A quarter of the women interviewed said they’d been raped, but the study says only one in 25 rapes are reported to police.
I don’t know how reliable this is. It’s possible the numbers are skewed for some reason, and that future surveys will provide some downward adjustment. I sure hope so. But still, that’s a lot of men who ADMIT to having raped a woman. How many more do it and shut up about it?