Power, Strength, Dignity Pt 2

Season 7 Episode 20

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:00am 12:00 am

“Today I can proudly say, I’m a survivor, I was a victim then but I’m not a victim anymore”
The term Rape Culture was first used in the United States during the 1970s in feminist discussions on rape. Defined as a multifaceted societal belief structure, which fosters an absurd normality around sexual violence; it speaks of a society in which blame is assigned to victims, while the actions of perpetrators are disregarded as just another part of life which must be accepted. From our frightening rape statistics, it is evident that this belief is rife in our communities. In the second installment of Power, Strength, Dignity, we hear from another brave survivor who has had more than one experience with sexual violence and refuses to accept blame.

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Film Credits

Director: Jo Menell/ Richard Mills

Produced by: Street Stories Films

Camera: Siyabonga Ndlanga

Sound/Editor : Banele Poni

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