Protesters gathered outside of Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa on Sunday to put pressure on the South African government to directly address lesbian "corrective rape" - the idea that rape will 'fix' a woman's lesbianism, or 'show her what she's missing.' Organizers are calling these attacks an epidemic, and are reinvigorating action following the murder of yet another young lesbian in KwaMushi, outside Durban.
During my time studing abroad in Cape Town last year, seven of these incidences occurred in my five months there, and those were just the ones that went reported. Protesters are calling for the South African government to speed up efforts on their hate crimes task team, and to have a hand in how the team goes about their work. QueerZa writes, "Policy is good and well only if it results in action and ultimately a change in our society."