Rape, being such a terrible social vice every society wants to eradicate, it is seemingly encouraged in certain areas and under certain circumstances. The term corrective rape is used to describe the forceful sexual intercourse had with members of the LGBTI especially lesbians in quest to turn them straight or to ‘correct’ them. This was first recorded in South Africa where rape as well as corrective rape is highly prevalent.
It is expected that corrective rape like every other rape case is hugely frowned upon but in many cases of corrective rape, the idea is supported by the broader community; women groups,youth groups, the police and the justice systems. You can imagine how alone these girls feel. Whom do they turn to for help? They are raped mercilessly and it goes unreported. These girls are left at the mercy of a society that is suppose to protect and love them as part of it but they’re rather hurt by it.
In Ghana and in many parts of Africa, homosexual acts are criminal. Many human rights activists in Africa are not asking for a change in the law or a change in the faith or beliefs of some Africans. Many are just asking for just one thing, “Treat all HUMANS like HUMANS” We are asking that the fundamental human rights of people are protected no matter their political affiliations, financial status, religion or sexual orientation. No religion supports rape, no religion supports abuse; so how people make evil things like these right baffles me. I don’t know how some religious leaders who seemingly ignite and encourage these thoughts are able to allow their consciences lie while they watch these things happen. You can also watch the video of the week on my homepage to see what I mean.
How do we leave these young girls at the mercy of these dark minded men and boys to commit such atrocities. How do we leave these girls alone! How does a society keep quiet about this? If she were your sister what would you do? We need to do something! We need to shout! We need to scream! We need to make this stop pleeaase! Please share this!