These dangerous women are well summarised by Darlene Miller : In all of this women were the allies of men in the struggle, yet gender based violence did not take a break, it found the women in the trenches, abandoned to sexual violation. Wits University Press, p On many campuses it raised more consciousness about gender based violence in a few weeks than organized attempts by university administrations managed in years. And men began to understand that rape culture means a pervasive normalization of violence through the little infringements and micro violations that happens on a daily basis. They sat in class with them, they walked the streets with them, they continued to harass them.
For some of us feminism has been empowering, but for others feminism has always been suspect in South Africa.
They form part of a rising tide of women activists who are questioning African patriarchal leadership… The attire of the young, predominantly black activist women when they have their clothes on [and off] makes loud statements that symbolically scream at society: MF Books  Nguyen, p Central in this struggle were young black African women. Pumla Gqola  in her book Rape a South African Nightmare elaborates on these processes of othering and the formation of race through sexual violence. And men began to understand that rape culture means a pervasive normalization of violence through the little infringements and micro violations that happens on a daily basis. Uppsala Nordic Africa Institute.