[g8-Sheffield] Child protection in South Africa

Jason spodulike at freeuk.com
Sun Nov 27 18:47:01 GMT 2005

There is a good article on this email, why it is likely to be a hoax or
prolonged misunderstanding (it has been circulating for at least three years
now) at the page below.


Furthermore, if people really want to act against male misogyny, sexual
dysfunction and violence I think they would be much better served acting on
issues closer to home. Nearly 13000 rapes in this country were reported to
the police last year, and that is thought to be only 15% of the total number
of reported cases. Given the constant way in which women are told that they
are at fault if they do not realise the effect they are having on men,
rather than questioning the behaviour of men, there is a clear need to
challenge the status quo. Naomi Wolf wrote superbly in the guardian that in
the US there is a far better attitude as it is far more likely for a man to
be locked up. This is due to police training, trained lawyers who support
the person who has been assaulted all the way through the case and an
encouragement for people to speak out.

There is still a long way to go there of course, and even further here.
Personally I think a change in the law which acted positively in favour of
women would be a good move. Maybe it would make men afraid that if they got
drunk and ended up with a women alone they may be landed with a long prison
sentence. Maybe journalists would be saying that perhaps men should make
sure they did not get drunk, did not act aggressively, because that would
leave them open to prosecution. Maybe 13000 men a year would get locked up
on the whim of a casual date or a woman they met at a party. The funny thing
is that would still be more just than what is happening now.


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  Subject: [g8-sheffield] Child protection in South Africa

  Dear All,
  Last week a 3-year-old girl (in Athlone, SOUTH AFRICA) was beaten and
raped. She is still alive. The man responsible has been released on bail
yesterday. He is walking the streets ... Friends, if you are too busy to
read this then just sign your name and forward this. The Government is
planning to close the child protection unit and this is a petition against
it!! This is a very important petition. It is an essential part of our
justice system for children. You may have already heard that there's a myth
in South Africa that having sex with a virgin will cure AIDS. The younger
the virgin, the more potent the cure. This has led to an epidemic of rapes
by infected males, with the correspondent infection of innocent kids. Many
have died in these cruel rapes.
  Recently in Cape Town, 6 men raped a 9-month-old baby. The child abuse
situation is now reaching catastrophic proportions and if we don't do
something, then who will? Kindly add your name to the bottom of the list and
please pass this on to as many people as you know. If you are signature
no.120 - please forward the mail-list to:
childprotectpca at saps.org.za<mailto:childprotectpca at saps.org.za>
  Please don't be complacent, do something about the kids of South Africa.
You can make a difference! That child is fighting for life. This is just 1of
the million cases of child abuse, so please pledge your support and help
keep CPU (CHILD PROTECTION UNIT) open. Please give your support to the
petition and ensure that it goes to as many people as possible. Please don't
just leave it! Please cut and paste (do not forward), so this can stay tidy.
  1. Kay Price
  2. Ross Lindsay
  3. Pat MacEwan
  4. Paula Branford
  5. Gill Paizes
  6. Jo Braine
  7. Debbie Metrowich, Gauteng, Jhb
  8. Michelle Taylor, Gauteng Jhb
  9.Lillian van Velden
  10.Anthony van Velden
  11. Chantelle Barrett
  12. Yolande Papenfus
  13. Bernadette Norman
  14. Angela Huddleston
  15. Tamara Firkser
  16. Margie Stella
  17. Leigh Page (Cape Town)
  18. Chesca Long-Innes
  19. Anthony Williams
  20. Gabriella Kaplan
  21. Mark Kaplan
  22. Nike Romano
  23. Andrew Boraine
  24. K Meiring
  25. Gerhard van Veijeren
  26. Chad Le Helloco
  27. Marylou Parry
  28. V. Delgado
  29. Sharon Plett
  30. Justine Jackelow
  31. Nicky Ruddiman
  32. Grant Ruddiman
  33. Kym Ruddiman
  34. Amy Ruddiman
  35. Shirley Friday
  36. Dr Mary Holt
  37. Jayne Seaman
  38. Craig Seaman
  39. Keturah Seaman
  40. Asher Seaman
  41. Ciara Seaman
  42. Gillian Marsberg
  43. Dale Marsberg
  44. Erin Marsberg
  45. Benjamin Marsberg
  46. Daphne Watts
  47. John Watts
  48. Debbie English
  49. Di Charlton-Jones
  50. Jill Duke
  51 Graham Atkinson
  52 Heather Atkinson
  53 Pat Straw
  54 Bill Straw
  55 Angus Flockhart
  56 Pete Zacharias
  57 Charmaine Coxen
  58 Brian Zacharias
  59 Rob Falconer
  60 Carly Falconer
  61 Bree Trigg
  62 James Dimmock
  63 Sharon Vadala
  64 Chris Muir
  65 Marie Audino
  66 Kelly Webb
  67 Mel Teirney
  68 Waveney Marsters, Auckland - New Zealand
  69 Paula Mills
  70 Abi Milnes
  71 Eunice Gaerlan, Auckland, New Zealand
  72 Angela Gough
  73 Annelie Hansen, wanaka new zealand
  74 Brodie Gregg, wanaka new zealand
  75 Gabriella Perslow,Cork,Ireland
  76 Roesy,Dublin,Ireland
  77 Sheena Keane, Roundstone, Ireland
  78 pete courtney monaghan Ireland
  79 Carol Asher Australia
  80 Rita Palmieri Australia
  81 Lena Bozikis Australia
  82 Jennifer Bethell Australia
  83 Julia Dunn Australia
  84 Robyn Bull
  85 Jacqui Showell
  86 Deborah Lange Australia
  87 Lynne Kennedy
  88 Brian Kennedy
  89 Ian Graham Australia
  90 Theresa Graham Australia
  91 Martina Gosnell Australia
  92 Nancy Peat Australia
  93 Melinda Young Australia
  94 Olivia Sarah-Le Lacheur, Australia
  95. Susan Walsh, Australia
  96. Agnesa Simcic, Australia
  97. Leanne Wagner, Australia
  98. Georgie Ford, Australia
  99. Sarah Tomlinson, Australia
  100. Aaron Tomlinson, Australia
  101. Sasha Zetovic
  102. Vanja Zetovic
  103. Stevan Kusturin
  104. Chris Kusturin
  105. Maria Kusturin
  106. Petra Brzoviæ, Croatia
  107. Mario Bjelkanoviæ, Croatia
  108. Ivona Kariæ, Croatia
  109. Ivana Mihaljinec, Croatia
  110. Johanna Hänninen, Finland
  111. Susanna Hänninen, UK
  112. Christine Honeyborne
  113. Kirsten Godley
  114. William Bell
  115. Caroline Curtis, UK
  116. Becca Ratcliffe, UK
  117. Lucy Howkins, UK
  118. Emma Fairbank, UK
  119  Lesley Boulton UK
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