This report offers a critique of the terms 'corrective rape' and 'curative rape' and argues for careful and nuanced application of the concept of 'hate crimes'. The report focuses on a particular, individual life history and experience of trauma. It also argues for understanding gender‐based violence as structural violence.
Kylie Thomas is a Senior Lecturer in Visual Studies in the Department of Fine Art at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. In 2012 she worked as a researcher as part of the Violence and Transition Project, Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation and Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape.