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'We need a multi-pronged approach in order to shift rape culture'

6 August 2018 5:32 PM
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Rhodes University
Khensani Maseko

Rhodes University's Corinne Knowles speaks on the problem of rape culture following the death of Khensani Maseko.

A group of Rhodes University students have staged an academic shut down following the death of Khensani Maseko.

Maseko is believed to have taken her own life at her Johannesburg family home on Friday after she was allegedly raped in May.

READ: Rhodes University to ask police to look into Khensani Maseko rape claim

ALSO READ: It’s not sex if is she says no at any point! - Bongani Bingwa

It is not the first time Rhodes University has been at the centre of rape allegations. Students staged a series of protests in 2016 when a list of alleged rapists was made public.

Asked if there is any political will from universities to deal with rape culture, Rhodes University staff member Corinne Knowles admits that more is demanded of tertiary institutions.

The university is supposed to be a public good, which means that on the university campus, we have an opportunity to do things differently so we can then go out into society and say no lets do it like this.

Corinne Knowles, Rhodes University staff member

We should be dealing much more aggressively on the campus. There have been protests today and we are really hoping that another opportunity is presented to the university to do things different.

Corinne Knowles, Rhodes University staff member

Knowles says addressing rape culture requires a multi-pronged approach.

She says there has no been no follow up by Rhodes University management after a set of recommendations were put forward by students and staff.

In 2016 when we had protests, staff and students got together and put together 92 recommendations for the university to adopt, that would help to shift rape culture but unfortunately no one quite knows where those recommendations are.

Corinne Knowles, Rhodes University staff member

You need political will, leadership from the top, campaigns, posters all over saying this is harassment - don't rape. We need a multi-pronged approach and it is not happening.

Corinne Knowles, Rhodes University staff member

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Cover Photograph: Instagram: khensani


6 August 2018 5:32 PM
Tags:
Campus Rape Culture
Rape culture
Rhodes University
Khensani Maseko

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