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Old 08-07-2018, 09:23 AM
 
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Pretty gruesome glimpse of life in South Africa:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpjN...ature=youtu.be
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:25 AM
 
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We have rape culture here in America. South Africa probably isn't much different.
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Old 08-07-2018, 02:34 PM
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We have rape culture here in America. South Africa probably isn't much different.
You mention it very matter of fact just like one would order a pepperoni pizza. These first two guys in the video are incapable of empathy and enjoy inflicting physical and emotional damage for their own gratification there are quite a few people like this in the USA unfortunately.(If there was a for sure way to identify them and hunt them down I think it would be good but there isn't) The difference is that these men in the video are emboldened because they can discuss and brag about their crimes openly and know there are no consequences because women aren't valued where they live. These people are hopeless though they're passing on the cycle of violence to the next generation.

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Old 08-07-2018, 03:14 PM
 
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You mention it very matter of fact just like one would order a pepperoni pizza. These first two guys in the video are incapable of empathy and enjoy inflicting physical and emotional damage for their own gratification there are quite a few people like this in the USA unfortunately.(If there was a for sure way to identify them and hunt them down I think it would be good but there isn't) The difference is that these men in the video are emboldened because they can discuss and brag about their crimes openly and know there are no consequences because women aren't valued where they live. These people are hopeless though they're passing on the cycle of violence to the next generation.

Sounds like another group of people with which I'm familiar. Again...I don't see the difference.
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:38 AM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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We have rape culture here in America. South Africa probably isn't much different.
Police in SA donít have the resources to handle this type of crime and most go unreported. I donít think itís acceptable in SAís society though, it just that bad people whoíd normally be arrested in other countries walk free there. Itís a shame because this happens to young girls who also have to deal with being in poverty and a lack of electricity and running water, then you add this on top of the already daily struggle of living. Thankfully, poverty is slowly decreasing, but this is going to continue to happen unless SAís government puts money toward it. (IDK if the ANC cares enough to solve the issue though)
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:07 PM
 
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I saw a report on rapes in SA some years back. One theory that was mentioned for the cause of these rapes is that during the Apartheid era Black men were so emasculated that it socialized some to feel like in order to get a sense of manhood they needed to control and dominate women's bodies. There could be some truth to this.
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:19 PM
 
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What are SA's gun laws? Maybe these women need guns in their homes which could deter many would be rapist.
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:24 PM
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I saw a report on rapes in SA some years back. One theory that was mentioned for the cause of these rapes is that during the Apartheid era Black men were so emasculated that it socialized some to feel like in order to get a sense of manhood they needed to control and dominate women's bodies. There could be some truth to this.
I don't buy it I see it as boiling down to some individuals are predatory by nature and will brutalize the weak if they can get away with it.(They have no regard for other human beings). It takes the very best upbringing for individuals with this make up to learn to respect boundaries. Some individuals are more predisposed to being offenders(particularly those that lack the capacity to experience emotions) and from what you can see in the video there is rampant violence and zero mercy those kids watching the incident are learning.
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Old 08-08-2018, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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We have rape culture here in America. South Africa probably isn't much different.
Except in America you can actually report the rape and see results. Go luck reporting it in South Africa.
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Old 08-08-2018, 07:25 PM
 
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Pretty gruesome glimpse of life in South Africa:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpjN...ature=youtu.be
I haven't watch this documentary yet but I did see some sad report where they interviewed a South african serial rapist... He had HIV so he was spreading it to everyone he raped, he didn't care and said "I'm glad I won't die alone." He was also raped as a child.

When you wonder why South Africa isn't a top tourist destination, or why Marvel's Black Panther declined to film there, that is why.
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