I know it is supposed to be prison friday, but I am all out of wack and I have been holding onto the post below for a while AND I have things to do AND it is getting late AND I am lazy, so....
I have also been reading the book Caliban and the Witch by Silvia Federici. It is the history of women, patriarchy and accumulation of capital during the transition from feudalism to capitalism, so somehow this story of rape and South Africa seems horribly apropos.
I found it at The Frantz Fanon Blog.
Thandiswa Qubuda – another dead brick in the wall of rape imprisoning South Africa
Very little is known about Thandiswa Qubuda, a recent casualty of
It is not certain exactly what happened, but just after midnight, as Saturday night became Sunday and a heavy rain fell, Qubuda faced unspeakable terror. The young woman was dragged by as many as eight men to a toilet in the midtown, gang-raped and brutally beaten. She was left to die, prostrate and half-naked in the pouring rain; unconscious and with her arms folded over her exposed breasts.