Victim(s), Age: Hlengiwe Hlengwa


Location: Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


Date of incident: Ongoing
2007


Incident: Attacked


Method: "Corrective rape"


Reason for incident: Being lesbian


Perpetrator(s), Age: Unnamed male
Her uncle


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Additional information
  • According to Wikipedia, "corrective rape happens when someone is raped because of their perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. The common intended consequence of the rape, as seen by the perpetrator, is to turn the person heterosexual, or to enforce conformity with gender stereotypes".
  • While we come across many more incidents where lesbians are victims of corrective rape, there have been instances where a man was the victim. However, those stories aren't reported by the victims as often, because police typically have the viewpoint of "a man can't be raped", so those victims don't feel they have any reason to report what happened.
 

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