Washing line art highlights South Africa’s rape epidemic

The guardian | Peter Lykke Lind:

Thousands of pairs of used knickers have been hung above the streets of Johannesburg as part of an installation to raise awareness about the country’s record rates of rape. Devised by two sexual assault survivors, the installation consists of washing lines 1,200 metres long displaying 3,600 pairs of pants – matching the number of rapes estimated to occur on a daily basis, according to the artists… Read more

Image: South Africa has the world’s highest rates of rape, according to the UN, although the statistics used in the art installation are disputed. Photograph: Brett Skolman

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