March 19, 2012 in Afrika
On a visit to Zimbabwe, ex-pat Morag Roy was informed by a Catholic priest that women and girls in the villages needed to wear undergarments in order to note prestige and therefore ward off sexual abuse. That’s funny because aren’t the priests some of the main perpetrators of sexual abuse in Afrika and around the world? Ironic isn’t it? But let’s not get off topic.
Roy eventually returned to Australia, and with the help of the New Zealand maternity lingerie line HOTmilk gathered donations of new and used undies to send to Zimbabwe. Wait- USED???? The website has the nerve to label it pre-loved lingerie. I’m quite sure that these Australian “philanthropists” wouldn’t dare sliding on no damned pre-owned lingerie themselves but of course it’s ok for these Zimbabwean women. Not to mention the fact that there is a clearly a deeper issue that needs to be addressed regarding sexual abuse in the country. One that i’m not quite sure that undergarments will be the cure-all for(catch my sarcasm?). Also, didn’t Zimbabwe recently ban the sale or donation of second-hand undergarments? SMH.