Some neurotic daddy on a forum moaned regarding South Africa. And I understand the reasons a person wants to err on the side of caution. But this guy maybe needs a dose of reality.
I will have concerns when she is old enough about HIV status,
I will have fears about her being one in four SA women who get raped.
I dont care if someone tries to negate that fear by saying that translates to 1 in 100.
Its my daughter and the figures are still too high
Believe it or not my post was deleted three times by the mods on this forum. Here it is as I wrote it...
Alright some facts to put your mind at ease.
Firstly the chances of your daughter being murdered are around 1 in over 300 000. The murder rate for white women in South Africa is 2.8 per 100 000.
From the link.
More compelling data come from the Medical Research Council (MRC). In an investigation into female homicide rates in South Africa in 2004, the MRC used national mortuary data to determine that 2,8 of every 100 000 white women die as a result of murder
Murder rate are also quite a bit down since 2004. So it's about par with the female murder rate for the U.S.A and lower than some states.
If you doubt that then surely you doubt the rape statistics. Because it's also fro the MRC.
Regarding rape, the lady responsible for these studies is named Rachel Jewkes. She's a hard lined feminist and when she carried out her survey it was done in a very poor rural black township. And one of her definitions of rape was "Have you ever had sex with a woman who had been drinking ?" to which if you answered "yes" apparently you were admitting rape. Do you honestly think 1 in 4 women is raped in the country ? Raped in the sense of "forced to have unconsentual sex ?" I'll leave that for you to think about.
Also the top 20 countries with the highest chances of rape are mostly western counties. Canada and Australia are in the top 5. Our bad stats come from us using the same criteria as those higly feminised nanny states do. It's a problem of definition more than anything.
Finally Hiv. The hiv prevalence for whites in S.A is 0.3 %.
The U.S.A is 0.6%