No shades of grey in rape

No shades of grey in rape

She was 11 when she was lured by her 53-year-old neighbour to a secluded spot in Cape Town where he raped her and threatened her life, leaving her pregnant.

Aged 13, she not only had to face her attacker in court, she had to listen as the judges “[depicted] her as the ‘type of girl’ who is likely to consent to sex and is less worthy of belief”.

The judges took into account that the girl “had some prior discussion with her cousin about sexual intercourse. She was rebellious and not controlled by her caregivers. She associated with friends much older than she.” […]

South Africa Today – South Africa News – Cape Town