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