What happened to good old satire and metaphor in the past week? To listen to the controversy around depicting the justice system as a woman about to be raped, made me feel as though no one understands political satire anymore.
The cartoon was designed to be controversial – that is what cartoonists do!!
No, it was not a slap in the face for gender issues – it had nothing to do with rape and the horrifying statistics of gender violence in our country.
It also had nothing to do with Zuma’s rape charge.
It was a a thought-provoking, sad and moving comment from an incisive mind on the threat to the justice system in this country.
It was apt and appropriate – if the shoe fits…