Tag Archives: Reeva Steenkamp

A tipping point on gender-based violence in South Africa?

TweetA number of recent articles have suggested that February 2013 will go down in history as the month when South Africa finally began an earnest fight against epidemic intimate partner and gender-based violence. Femicide is no rare occurrence in the country, but in the last three weeks two particularly brutal, high-profile murders have captured media [...]
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What matters

TweetHer name was Reeva Steenkamp, and she was allegedly shot by her boyfriend this week. That’s all that matters. It doesn’t matter that he’s an Olympic track star. It doesn’t matter that she was blonde and “leggy.” It doesn’t matter that she posed for “bikini clad, vamping photo spreads” or spoke out against rape. What [...]
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