‘Teach your sons not to rape’

Zandile Mbabela

WE LIVE in a society where we teach our daughters how not to be raped, instead of teaching our sons how not to be rapists, says gang-rape survivor and motivational speaker Jessica Foord.

Foord was addressing a hall packed with teenage girls and boys at Woodridge College, just outside Port Elizabeth, yesterday as Child Protection Week draws to a close.

Foord, who was gang-raped in 2008 while her father was forced to watch helplessly, is on a mission to not only encourage rape victims to speak out, but also to help produce a calibre of man who becomes an anti-rape activist.

“Would you rape your mother, sister or granny?” she asked the boy pupils.

A unanimous “No!” drowned the hall in response.

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