Our braaivleis, rugby and rape culture

The now defunct Afrikaans lad site Meneer.tv had a rape joke about former Springbok rugby centre Japie Mulder. Under the heading “Seks met my pêl se minderjarige dogter” [“Sex with my mate’s underage daughter]”, the gag talked about Mulder being the hero of the 1995 World Cup final against the All Blacks. The piece added that in recent times Mulder was in the news for all the wrong reasons: “Mulder het gelol met vriende se minderjarige dogter toe sy tussen 14 en 15 jaar oud was” [“Mulder interfered with his friends’ underage daughter when she was aged between 14 and 15]”.

The joke stated that Mulder had anal and oral sex with the minor because he was a “gentleman” and didn’t want to take the girl’s virginity. But that’s not the punchline.

Read it at the M&G.

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