corrective rape

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corrective rape (countable and uncountable, plural corrective rapes)

  1. The act of raping a woman believed to be lesbian or asexual in an attempt to turn her heterosexual.
    • 2011, Donna Bryson, Associated Press, Rights group: South African lesbians face abuse, link
      Raping a lesbian, HRW [(Human Rights Watch)] researchers found, can make a man a township hero. Attackers boast publicly of their crimes and declare to their victims, "We'll show you you're a woman," the report said. Such attacks are known as "corrective rapes" in South Africa.