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Sexism in South Africa

A recent study in South Africa shows that sexism is alive and well, and very pervasive. And this is among men and women. Remember, we usually see things through the dominant groups lens. This is one reason why women and girls do get sucked into agreeing with some sexist things and whatnot. Here’s the breakdown:

It is acceptable for a man to beat his wife – 6% of men think yes/5% of women think yes
A boy has more right to an education than a girl – 11% of men think yes/8% of women think yes
A woman’s place is in the house – 20% of men think yes/14% of women think yes
When jobs are scarce, men should have more right to jobs than women – 38% of men think yes/22% of women think yes
Men make better political leaders than women do – 41% of men think yes/25% of women think yes

The article also mentions that 1 out of 4 men in South Africa have admitted to committing rape; some admitted to doing it multiple times. Wow. And that’s just the amount that has admitted to it. Of course, we do know that South Africa has the highest amount of rapes per capita, but even knowing that doesn’t lend itself to the rape stats being less shocking.

What do you think about these stats? Do you think that there would be some similarities if we did the same questions in North America?

  1. golgi clash took
    December 30, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    The percentages aren’t that bad at all. You always get some 5% of “wrong” answers in polls.

  2. yume
    June 14, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I guess the site bellow says everything…i got shocked while reading that is why i ended up in this homepage,searshing for sexism in that country….

    one of the coments :

    “Zuko has a point from men’s point of view, my point of view at least, while Mpho also has her own point too and thats precisely what this feminism is doing causing confusion.

    Things that a man would usually do to show a women that he is sexually attracted to her are now labeled sexual harrasment. I once set in a car with this child, I was horny as fukk and we talking I didn’t know whether to reach out and kiss, what if she storms out of a car and scream “rape”, I set there after she had left I banged my head against the steering wheel because I knew that I blew it.”

    the site: http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/goodlife/2011/03/14/women-wear-the-pants-in-most-romantic-relationships

    It´s completaly insane;people would get revolted with apartheid,why to treat us in such way is normal??

  3. February 8, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    hey there and thank you for your information – I have definitely picked up something new from proper here.

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