Streaming issues? Report here
Refilwe Moloto 2019 1500 BW
Breakfast with Refilwe Moloto
06:00 - 09:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Today with Kieno Kammies
See full line-up
Breakfast with Refilwe Moloto
06:00 - 09:00
Home
arrow_forward
Politics
arrow_forward
Local

'You need to sit down boys and girls about positive consent from kindergarten'

10 September 2019 5:43 PM
Tags:
Rape
Violence against women and children
boys and understanding rape
Prof Kopano Ratele responds to a call from a boy who says he had to reprimand a peer who made a disturbing comment on rape.

Professor Kopano Ratele of Unisa's Institute for Social and Health Sciences says there needs to be an education of positive consent beginning in kindergarten.

Ratele was responding to a call from 14-year-old Jacob, who detailed how he had to reprimand a school mate who had made a disturbing comment about rape, during a silent protest.

These boys in my grade came up to me and said 'Jacob, you know it is not rape if you enjoy it so why are you even protesting?' It really made me sick to my stomach.

Jacob, pupil

Ratele says the comment reflects a major failure on the part of society.

This is an entanglement of views, attitudes and practices that arise from that first failure to sit down your boys and girls about positive consent.

Prof Kopano Ratele, Institute for Social and Health Sciencesm - Unisa

You have to start at kindergarten.

Prof Kopano Ratele, Institute for Social and Health Sciencesm - Unisa

One of the things is about talking to men about care. Care is an amazing thing and clearly, if you are not taught to care, the likelihood of caring for others, including their bodies, is reduced.

Prof Kopano Ratele, Institute for Social and Health Sciencesm - Unisa

Click on the link below to hear the full conversation...


This article first appeared on 702 : 'You need to sit down boys and girls about positive consent from kindergarten'


10 September 2019 5:43 PM
Tags:
Rape
Violence against women and children
boys and understanding rape

More from Politics

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

The Public Protector needs to know her place - Casac

16 February 2020 12:18 PM

Busisiwe Mkhwebane wants to be involved in drafting narrowed terms of reference for the Zondo Commission, files application.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

de-klerk-fw-ewnjpg

EFF wants 'apartheid denialist' de Klerk prosecuted and Nobel Prize withdrawn

16 February 2020 10:28 AM

The EFF responds to FW de Klerk Foundation statement after demanding the former president's removal from Parliament during Sona.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200214 Cyril ramaphosa

President Ramaphosa rebukes EFF for Sona disruptions

14 February 2020 1:22 PM

EWN reporter Babalo Ndenze says the president had a very sombre tone and the disappointment in his voice was evident.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Julius Malema Sona 2020

Parties unite in Parliament, calling for EFF's unruly behaviour to be punished

14 February 2020 11:52 AM

DA interim leader John Steenhuisen asks Modise to refer EFF to the Powers and Privileges Committee for misconduct.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

refilwe-moloto-capetalkjpg

I don't think SA is ready for a Sovereign Wealth Fund, says Refilwe

14 February 2020 10:10 AM

Refilwe Moloto feels quite strongly that how and where SA is going to get this national endowment hasn't been thought through.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

cyril-sona-2-2020jpg

'Broadly, it was a much better speech than we’ve heard to date'

14 February 2020 9:51 AM

The President's speech was detailed and acknowledged our sense of despair, says EWN parliamentary correspondent Gaye Davis.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

SASSA.jpg

'CPS has to pay back Sassa R316 million, plus interest it's about R500 million'

14 February 2020 8:54 AM

Corruption Watch's David Lewis talks about their comprehensive victory against Cash Paymaster Services.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

sona-anc-mppng

'This isn't Our Perfect Wedding' EFF's Ndlozi mocks ANC Mamabolo's penguin suit

14 February 2020 7:46 AM

There are always a few outfits at the State of the Nation Address that rubs Twitter's funnybone and this year it was this one.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

sona-2019jpg

#SONA2020: On Eskom, SAA, land distribution, the NHI and dagga

13 February 2020 10:34 PM

''Municipalities can procure their own power from independent power producers''. Highlights of SONA 2020

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

capturepng

EFF defends plans to disrupt Ramaphosa's Sona

13 February 2020 6:12 PM

Marshall Dlamini feels disrupting parly is part of EFF's 'oversight work'. Not so, says constitutional law expert Pierre de Vos.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

More from Local

200214-tazne-van-wykjpg

Child abduction cases a small percentage of 1,000 SA child murders a year

17 February 2020 8:17 AM

Researcher Lucy Jamieson says child abductions in W Cape tend to garner more media focus but three children are murdered a day.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

rainbow-dreams-trust-camp-hopejpg

Camp Hope: Creating happy memories for Cape Town's 'forgotten children'

16 February 2020 3:18 PM

Rainbow Dream Trust's Dannie Kagan on the camps for youngsters from impoverished communities who are ill or have disabilities.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

de-klerk-fw-ewnjpg

EFF wants 'apartheid denialist' de Klerk prosecuted and Nobel Prize withdrawn

16 February 2020 10:28 AM

The EFF responds to FW de Klerk Foundation statement after demanding the former president's removal from Parliament during Sona.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Light bulb against dark background, electricity, load shedding. Image: Pexels.

Eskom shifts load shedding to stage 2

16 February 2020 9:20 AM

Stage 2 power cuts implemented on Sunday after "recovery in generation performance".

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Zozibini Tunzi outside Cape Town City Hall, Kaylynn Palm - EWN

[WATCH] Zozi returning to US after colourful Cape Town welcome

15 February 2020 12:59 PM

Zozibini Tunzi dazzled Capetonians during the final leg of her homecoming tour after bagging the Miss Universe crown in December.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

181106 DAN PLATO 3

'It's all systems go to end load shedding nightmare' - Plato on IPP announcement

15 February 2020 11:55 AM

Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato says City awaiting further clarity, but is "delighted" at Ramaphosa's IPP announcement during Sona.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

dagga-weed-hemp-farmer-plant-farming123rfjpg

How to ensure SA's soon-to-be regulated hemp industry will thrive

15 February 2020 10:18 AM

Tony Budden (Hemporium) responds to Ramaphosa's Sona announcement - SA has to play catch-up, learn from global best practise.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

180429jonkershoek-mountainsgif

CapeNature to create 'advisory committee' in response to Jonkershoek outcry

14 February 2020 3:58 PM

CapeNature has invited the hiking fraternity and other interest groups to share their input on the access to Jonkershoek Nature Reserve.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

150102-Fish-Hoek2.jpg

Fish Hoek beach safe, sewage spill has been dealt with - ward councillor

14 February 2020 10:16 AM

Ward councillor Felicity Purchase says the effluent that was discharged into Fish Hoek beach on Sunday has been sufficiently diluted.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

cyril-sona-2-2020jpg

'Broadly, it was a much better speech than we’ve heard to date'

14 February 2020 9:51 AM

The President's speech was detailed and acknowledged our sense of despair, says EWN parliamentary correspondent Gaye Davis.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward