Lesego Thlabi: Society should not make all these differences between men and women

Lesego Thlabi: Society should not make all these differences between men and women

Following the vigorous debates on the TL over the past few days about gender-based violence (GBV) and therefore the alternative ways it manifests itself, comedian Lesego ‘Coconut Kelz’ Tlhabi has weighed in on why she believes men engage in GBV.
Lesego Thlabi: Society should not make all these differences between men and women

The satirist, who is popular for her satirical humour on the web, but jokes aside to discuss the intense societal issue that has been labelled the “second pandemic” in Mzansi.

Lesego said after she read the various opinions shared on the social media platform about things like rape, stealing and drugging women to roll in the hay them, she’s convinced that men aren’t ignorant but rather just “don’t care”.

“So what I learnt today is that men aren’t ignorant. It’s not because they don’t know or aren’t sure what constitutes rape or not … it’s because they genuinely don’t care.”

The comedian added that she believed men know that the system is broken and cash in of that.

“They know the system is broken and they’ll escape with it. And they’ll all close-in defence,” she said.

Several tweeps shared her sentiments within the comments section, albeit there have been others — mostly men — who were hurt by the generalisation in her tweet.

However, Lesego and most of her followers weren’t having it!

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