Here is a piece by Jedi Ramalapa from her blog “Between The Lines.” Read on without going into defensive mode.
“One in Three Men Rape…
True or False?
I recently told a group of men standing around their outdoor fire this alarming statistic I found from reading a Report by the Medical Research Council of South Africa (MRC). They told me not to generalize, paint men with the same brush etc. So I told them that I was not the one saying it, I was just sharing information that the researchers at the MRC had discovered after conducting interviews with a cross-section of South African men and , when asked the question have you ever forced yourself on a woman (sex without consent) one in three respondents said yes. One of the men standing around the fire said “don’t tell us about flawed, western statistics’. So I decided to tell them a story, based on my own personal experience, to illustrate why I shared the information in the first place, and why the figure though shocking may not be so far-fetched after all. Here’s the story…”