South Africans' response to sexual violence is far from consistent. The rape survivor may be labelled either as a 'good' or 'bad' victim with serious implications for how women are treated by the police, courts and medical profession. This article aims to understand the factors creating and contributing to our rape-prone society.
Roots of a Rape Crisis
Lisa Vetten is the former manager of the Gender Programme at the Centre for the study of Violence and Reconciliation. In 2013 she obtained a Master of Arts degree in Political Studies (cum laude) from the University of the Witwatersrand. Her dissertation was entitled 'Deserving and undeserving women: A case study of South African policy and legislation addressing domestic violence.