27% of Men Admit to Rape


South Africa has the disgraceful distinction of being the nation with the highest rates of sexual assault in the world, but a recent survey only serves to compound this: 27% of men asked freely admitted raping women or girls.

Of those who admitted to raping women or girls, 7.7% said they had violated “11 or more” people, and more than half had committed rape more than once.

Additionally, 10% of men questioned said they had been raped by other men.

The anonymous survey, conducted by the nation’s Medical Research Council, used a random sample of 1,738 men, of various races, in two (of nine in total) provinces.

Via ZakZak.

Some are asking whether it is appropriate for a nation of unrepentant rapists to be hosting the 2010 Fifa World Cup…

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    Comment by Anonymous
    06:40 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Surprised to see so many fellow South Africans here.

    All I can add to what's already been said is that I frequently ask myself why the settlers didn't wipe out the majority of the indigenous population, as the Americans and Aussies did. Most South Africans will tell you that the reason the country's in such a sorry state is because of the poor leadership and ineffective government, but the real cause is the vast population of uneducated savages that were inherited by the newer government and cannot be controlled. There's just no saving people who rape infants to cure aids, and slaughter children and harvest parts of their body for medicinal purposes.

    God forbid I suggest that we kill them all now, though. That's just not civilized.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:08 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kill them. Kill them with fire. This is only option.
    Bombard them from orbit. Yhis is even better only option.

    Comment by mechwarrior
    07:58 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    this isnt surprising considering its Africa. You've got child soldiers gutting pregnant women and then fucking their dead corpses in Africa while other children watched. SA in comparison is heaven.

    Comment by abort-retry-fail
    08:23 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not surprising since they still believe they can purify themselves of diseases like AIDS by raping young children...

    Comment by gunzaku
    13:28 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    it is funny since they got AIDS due to rape and they think they can cure it with rape as well. rapist should be given free dvd of rapelay instead

    Comment by Nimas
    11:15 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tis the reason why laws of developed countries( or certain human rights) cannot function in uncivilized, uneducated or poor country. This is not because they are black that i am saying this, if there is no respect for human live and the state is failing its primary role that is to protect the ppl, then democracy is not suited for that country and a dictatorship, a strong state to purge all of theses scums and to "reform" the society, once its accomplished its task only then can that society have democracy.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    20:50 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    As long as the dictator isn't some black inbreed tribal leader. The rest of Africa is proof that blacks can't rule a country successfully.

    Amerifags be grateful that Obama is half white.

    Comment by KHANblog
    08:30 12/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Africa is proof that blacks can't rule a country successfully"

    And you base this on.............

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:24 24/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Africa is proof that blacks can't rule a country successfully"

    "And you base this on............."

    Massive ignorance and bigotry.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:24 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    China got away with the Olympics so i guess that means everybody can do what they want

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:12 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    As is often the case, the statistics are used without being put into perspective.

    The men surveyed were between 15 and 26 years of age.

    The men surveyed are from rural communities. They do not live in the cities.

    The survey was only conducted in rural communities in 2 (out of 9) provinces.

    Basically if you're female (and sometimes male) this study is telling you to stay the fuck out of mountains and villages in the middle of nowhere, or face the consequences.

    Although the women of those villages certainly have it rough, it's a fallacy to claim that a quarter of all men in South Africa have raped at one point in their lives.

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    Comment by Artefact

    The details you cite are not consistent with either ZakZak or the BBC.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:03 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The BBC's article isn't consistent with local articles published in SA.

    You have to question the validity of all this when the person who conducted the study has this to say:

    "The absolute imperative is we have to change the underlying social attitudes that in a way have created a norm that coercing women into sex is on some level acceptable. And it's partly rooted in our incredibly disturbed past and the way that South African men over the centuries have been socialised into forms of masculinity that are predicated on the idea of being strong and tough and the use of force to assert dominance and control over women, as well as other men."

    Typical feminazi speak. Neither I nor any of the men I know think like that. I don't know anyone who condones rape. It's a problem in rural communities, not in cities. They believe that forcing themselves on lesbians to "cure" them isn't rape. They believe that a woman dressed in a short skirt is asking for sex. This is a problem exclusive to rural communities and this study has exploited that fact by not using the word "rape" in any of the questions and not having an unbiased sample.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:46 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    What's that comment based on? South Africa has the highest Gini coefficient in the world. It is almost as if two countries exist within the same borders. If you live in a shack with no income you are in trouble. Otherwise females are just as much at risk of rape than in any other country.

    Comment by mandla yende
    06:39 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I resent and detest rape but nothing is as obnoxious as a "loaded question" research hypothesis. In a news interview the MRC admitted that the word "RAPE" was never used in the interviews conducted with the respondents in the research.

    What is intellectually dishonest is the huge quantum leap that Prof Rachel's conclusions have made by drawing clear racial conclusions about this mini-regional and limited study; in which respondents were "tricked" to believe they were answering everything about their sexuality except RAPE.

    We should remind Prof Rachel that scholarship is about truth, honesty and integrity and is not a cultural weapon to demean and debase the humanity of others.

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    Comment by Artefact

    It is undeniable that South Africa is amongst the most dangerous places in the world to be female.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:57 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm sure it's NOTHING compared to the 70% rapes that go on in Japan according to the feminists >.>

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:39 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    See what rape eroge does! It not only corrupts the japanese but it also corrupts people on other continents who have never even heard of those games! This calls for a total ban of all eroge!


    Comment by GenericTaro
    06:21 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pointing out /sarcasm is a stupid thing to do you stupid person you.

    Comment by gunzaku
    13:35 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    and after the total ban of all eroge. all the women and children will be saved from rapes. why don't we ban war games, gamble games, mafia games, zombie games etc etc and the world will be SO free from evil.

    what the hell, just ban anything that is labeled "games"! you see, games = reality

    /sarcasm yeah yeah i am stupid so what?

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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:21 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    typical niggers

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:20 13/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow. I hope this is mere propaganda. If not, they're a bunch of bastards there.

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    Comment by kajunbowser
    04:45 17/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Looks liek EN has a new target nation. Start cleaning up South Africa before the World Cup and leave our beloved Japan alone you man-hate harpies!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:49 22/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sure, let's just wipe out Africa, North Korea, parts of the Middle East, parts of America, and any other area that's filled with poor/uneducated/racist people. Oh, and also wipe out all people with defective genes and incurable diseases while you're at it too >.>

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:58 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bitches had it coming. Should have said "yes" and then it wouldn't have been rape.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:16 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The fact is that rape was made by nature for a reason: to allow men to spread their genes when women are unwilling to allow them to do so.

    I mean, lions rape, tigers rape.... nearly every other mammal (save dolphins and maybe even them) has had rape occur.

    If females are REALLY so outraged by it? Start being more free with your sexual favors so that men don't have to rape to get some sexual gratification.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:52 03/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think I speak for all of us when I say: shut it.

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    Comment by tingle
    03:25 14/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "in various races"
    it's a 90% black country whites are only 10% and there are almost no asians or latinos or arabs.

    Rape is a HUGE problem among native Africans in Africa. Seriously need to get them some RPGs so they won't have time for women.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:13 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    we need a gallery of south african women

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:56 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ehh, thats much?
    I thougth everyone is doing it, I myself have raped my left hand on several occasions.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:44 21/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Additionally, 10% of men questioned said they had been raped by other men"

    lol ! Poor men !

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    Comment by Kokopure
    10:13 21/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Poor men !"?

    -That's- what you came away from this article thinking?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:02 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well obviously man on man rape is far worse. I mean, the women are bound to be used to it by now with all the rape going on, so it is more shocking for men.

    Comment by Vegio
    03:01 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Unrelated comment, but nice pic.

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    Comment by a lolicon
    20:48 19/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can't say that I've ever heard of loli manga/rape simulators hitting it big in South Africa, but apparantly the poor country must be overflowing with them.

    Maybe, just maybe, loli manga & rape simulators aren't the reason for increases in rape rates.

    I'm looking at you UNICEF & EN.

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    Comment by sycamore
    01:08 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Loli is illegal in South Africa...
    It goes to show politicians using scape goats have little effect on crime rates.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:56 19/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    bring the fifa back to Korea-Japan for 2010. Twas amazing back then and twill be amazing again

    Comment by Fonzer
    22:05 19/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They need a good dose of hentai rape eroge to relieve the problem.

    Also it's normal view of their society there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:39 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    naw, send them the femnazis.

    Comment by Fonzer
    02:39 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It won't work there.

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    Comment by philemon
    06:36 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It might solve some other problems though... >.>

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:08 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    why send them there the will only get rapped ??

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    Comment by Lazydabear
    22:04 19/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So I guess South Africa will have there fun in 2010 women will be kicking balls at the pitch?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:51 19/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol need introduce eroge rape games to lower South Africa rapes :)

    Comment by voidkun
    21:17 19/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    im from SA guys, and that statistic is actually a bit low, half the girls you meet here have been raped at some point, and im talking about white girls, black girls the ratio way higher, so if you coming here for world cup, bring a crapload of condoms

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    Comment by Shuu
    22:06 19/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The rapists there actually listen to you if you request they should put on that condom first before they stick it in you?

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    Comment by CC
    01:25 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of those who admitted to raping women or girls, 7.7% said they had violated “11 or more” people, and more than half had committed rape more than once.

    Unless they went for the same girl 11+ times I'd say there is a good chance then that half of them was raped.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:12 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Half the girls?! I'm also from SA but bloody hell, that's an extreme exaggeration.
    I find this 27% stat very disturbing but South Africa is infamous for inaccurate stats.
    Things are bad here but there's always so much negativity. We just hosted the IPL and are currently hosting the FIFA Confeds Cup. In 2010, the World Cup will be held without a problem!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:11 19/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Additionally, 10% of men questioned said they had been raped by other men."


    That and feminists should definitely their anti-rape campaign here start here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:20 19/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Feminists should start with their ranting/complaining/whining here first instead of Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:57 19/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think feminists have much power in Somalia.

    Comment by GenericTaro
    06:20 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    12:43 20/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    they probably dont know where somalia is to begin with

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    Comment by Kokopure
    10:05 21/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Somalia is on the upper-east coast of Africa, near the Middle East. For the record, just because you don't know something, don't assume a feminist is as stupid as you are. It's fine to ask.

    Additionally, this article is about -South- Africa, which is its own country and not a general region. So whether or not Equality Now has nay presence in Somalia has little to do with the state of things half a continent away.

    And yes, I -do- think that feminists should be doing more in South Africa. Well, actually, maybe they are. But if they were/are, you certainly wouldn't hear about it here...

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