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    Child sexual abuse in South Africa

    Interesting article in Slate Magazine

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/20...th_africa.html
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    it took too long to download, perhaps another time, not sure if I do actually want to read it?

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    I remember hearing, some years back, that the Afrikaans community had around 30% incest rate - of fathers/uncles/family on daughters. How true this is, I'm not sure.

    In Holland, a similar thing occurs. Disgusting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by desA View Post
    I remember hearing, some years back, that the Afrikaans community had around 30% incest rate - of fathers/uncles/family on daughters. How true this is, I'm not sure.

    In Holland, a similar thing occurs. Disgusting.
    It would be handy if you can find and quote the source of your info, statements like this are bound to get people irate.
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    With pleasure.

    I remember hearing, some years back, that the Afrikaans community had around 30% incest rate - of fathers/uncles/family on daughters. How true this is, I'm not sure.
    Based on personal testimony of a young wife & mother who was being counseled - plus various other 'known experiences' within the Christian counseling community. Over the years of her ordeal, she'd also done research in the Afrikaans community - similar 'facts' were emerging. Other folks in the field concurred with the depth of the problem, in general.

    In Holland, a similar thing occurs.
    This comment is based on my personal research in bringing a Dutch sex predator in Asia, to book - Interpol & local child-protection police were involved. Much of the feedback also came via people 'in the know'. The Dutch even have a Pedophile Party, which advocates age of consent to be 12 years old. The 'known' problem there is around 30%.

    It is a real problem in many parts of the world. SA generally suffers from denial. This is not a nice subject, at all.
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    @Des

    Incest was common during the days of the voortrekkers, as the population was small and isolated. The same happened to any isolated population anywhere in the world. Iceland is a good example. You seem to have somehow merged this fact with poor anecdotal evidence and come to the conclusion that modern Afrikaners have a high rate of incest, you even place it at 30%. This is factually incorrect. I studied child abuse as part of my psychology studies and throughout the literature there is no evidence to support your claim.

    I mean no disrespect, but you should post verifiable research results supporting your claim/belief or retract your comment and apologise.
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    Even the Pope is apologizing??? WTF
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    The Pope made a statement that 1 in 50 priests are pedophiles. That's scary!
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    Aye well, maybe the pope should allow them to marry so that they also have the toys that God made for men to play with!
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    I suspect a fair amount of denial in SA - especially amongst certain communities. Time will tell all - it always does.
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