Another substandard internet petition page
The organization Avaaz.org calls upon good people everywhere to stop "corrective rape" in South Africa (http://www.avaaz.org/en/stop_corrective_rape/).
And now let's examine the petition itself. It talks about a "crisis" in South Africa, yet refers to only one, single case. Anyone who signs this petition without external knowledge has not grasped the basic norms of democracy. Avaaz, in enc...ouraging such behaviour, deserves to be condemned. And the demand itself is dodgy. Criminalize hate crimes? Rape is not currently a criminal act? Given the sceptre of AIDS and the other problems that a developing country has, I imagine that this one form of hate crime might take a back seat for a while.