love verb (LIKE SOMEONE)
/lʌv/ v [T]
to like another adult or child very much and be romantically and sexually attracted to them, or to have strong feelings of liking that person- usually shown by beating that person (usually a woman/child) to a pulp.
sex noun ( ACTIVITY)
[U] sexual activity involving penetration of the vagina by the penis- any woman’s vagina, because men are entitled to sex whenever they want.
/dɪˈpləʊ.mə.si/ /-ˈploʊ-/ n [U]
• the management of relationships between countries
•approving skill in dealing with people without offending or upsetting them,
e.g Through diplomacy they persuaded her not leave her husband over one beating, lest it angers him and his family.
/reɪp/ v [I or T]
to force someone to have sex when they are unwilling, using violence or threatening behaviour-
usually done to deserving women and young girls who provoke men with their short skirts and other revealing clothes.
silence noun (NO SPEAKING)
/ˈsaɪ.lənt s/ n
• [U] a state of not speaking or writing or making a noise
•[C] a period of time in which there is complete quiet or no speaking.
As National Women’s Day approaches in South Africa it is important to remember that as a society it is our beliefs that excuse, condone and justify violence against women and children. Even in 2012 it is these attitudes that keep this violence alive. As Africans we have the power to redefine norms. Don’t be silent speak out and use it.
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