The Broken Rainbow
Episodes in this series
Hated for being lesbian01 August 2020 | 15 Minute Listen
Hated for being lesbian is the podcast’s first episode that looks at issue of so-called “corrective rape” (correctively known as punitive or hate rape). The episode looks at why South Africa, a country that has been labelled one the rape capitals of the world numerous times, can never have accurate figures on how widespread the raping and murdering of lesbian women is. As the country celebrates women this women’s month, survivors of punitive rape share why they don’t trust the judicial system and explain they don’t feel represented in the fight against gender-based violence.