Advocates for the protection of women charge that rape is systemic and endemic in South Africa. Police statistics confirm this: There are about 115 rapes per day, a level that is among the highest in the world.
Based on my personal experience, I have spent years trying to help women find healing, acceptance, reconciliation and hope after making one of the most excruciating and difficult decisions of their lives.
Kaya Oakes offers reflections on what it means to live as a woman today. This meaning grappling with growing older in a society and a church that both continue to prize feminine youth, fecundity and docility above all else.