posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 09:07 PM
Considering the source, this is probably totally concocted rubbish.
Although it may seem funny to foreigners (simply because it is so outrageous) it is very unfunny in the context of some African countries, where gays
and "aggressive" women are demonized to allow for brutal oppression in the name of "anti-imperialist" patriarchal dictators.
The truth is actually the other way around.
The rape of women, and its implied threat of HIV, has been used as a political means of terror and coercion in Zimbabwe.
Some dictators in sub-Saharan Africa are using propaganda that implies "feminism" and "gay rights" are an imperialist conspiracy to undermine
This is then used to justify mass arrests and political violence (sometimes with the support of religious figures).
Lesbian women are raped in order to "cure" them at epidemic levels (corrective rapes), and a whole bunch of conservative men think that they are
undermined because women have become too cheeky and powerful.
This is just propaganda grist to their mill.
Men are too weak, and can regain their social power by supporting nationalistic dictators and conservative religions.
This is what's implied.
There is no way that the long-suffering women of Zimbabwe will ever drive around in gangs and somehow drug men in order to rape them.
It goes into all kinds of myths about traditional views on male sexuality, for example, that it is so uncontrollable that even an unconscious man can
be raped by a woman who willingly excites him (and by implication women are really responsible for all rape).
It's a very dark and wicked inversion of what goes on in Zimbabwe before every "election", and somehow makes the men who are expected to perpetrate
this violence against the opposition feel less guilty.
It says: either we put the women in their place by rape, or they will rape us, so when we rape it is really just self-defense.
This is propaganda to fuel masculine nationalism amongst Mugabe's supporters, and detracts from the fact that he virtually ruined the bread-basket of