Outcry leads to name and shame list of alleged rapists on Rhodes campus

The #RUreferencelist social media campaign, which names and shames alleged rapists at Rhodes University, has sparked national debate about rape culture at university campuses.

The students have expressed their list of demands from the university and will embark on a shut down should their demands not be met.

702's Azania Mosaka spoke to reseacher at Stellenbosch University's theology faculty, Elisabet le Roux, about the issue.

Listen to the conversation below:

There is legitimacy to the whole campaign and to students' responses at Rhodes and other universities. I think there's much reason for such an outcry and for such a response.

Elisabet de Roux, Stellenbosch University researcher

We can debate on the way people go about the way of responding but the fact remains that rape culture on campuses is there, it's bad and is having an enormous impact on people's lives.

Elisabet le Roux, Stellenbosch University research

It's very funny that people expect universities to be different. South Africa does have a rape culture and we see it displayed in so many ways.

Elisabet le Roux, Stellenbosch University researcher

University is a closed institution. People work, live and play in the same community. Whatever is seen as acceptable and normal is enforced everywhere.

Elisabet le Roux, Stellenbosch University researcher

One of things with rape culture is we constantly have these responses where we blame the victim, no wonder people don't disclose.

Elisabet le Roux, Stellenbosch University researcher

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