Raped and killed for being a lesbian: South Africa ignores ‘corrective’ attacks
The partially clothed body of Eudy Simelane, former star of South Africa’s acclaimed Banyana Banyana national female football squad, was found in a creek in a park in Kwa Thema, on the outskirts of Johannesburg. Simelane had been gang-raped and brutally beaten before being [...]
I previously reported that Semenya’s testosterone levels were found to be 3 times that of the “normal” range for women. According to the Guardian her levels are within a respectable range despite being higher than average. She will be allowed to participate in women’s track and field events. I am beyond relieved at the outcome and hope Semenya continues [...]
It’s that time of the week. Check out the latest 1 x 6 roundtable discussion. This week we’re discussing corrective rape in South Africa and the human rights consequences, if any. Check out and read all 6 of our perspectives at Aricia’s Blog. Your comments and input are welcome and appreciated.