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“I Fought For My Life…And Won” – Sohaila Abdulali #mustread #Vaw #Rape


It’s an eye-opener and need to reblog it in some way to spread awareness on the problem of rape and on how with our attitudes, we try to make the victim feel guilt. Our society is a shameless one. The person who was raped did not invited rape and when will we understand that. We call ourselves humans but animals are better than us. I admire the gut and courage of the lady.

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I was gang raped three years ago, when I was 17 years old.  My name and my photograph appear with this article.  in  1983, in Manushi.

I grew up in Bombay, and am at present studying in the USA. I am writing a thesis on rape and came home to do research a couple of weeks ago. Ever since that day three years ago, I have been intensely aware of the misconceptions people have about rape, about those who rape and those who survive rape. I have also been aware of the stigma that attaches to survivors. Time and again, people have hinted that perhaps death would have been better than the loss of that precious“virginity.” I refuse to accept this. My lifeis worth too much to me.

I feel that many women keep silent to avoid this stigma, but suffer tremendous agony because of their silence. Men blame the victim for many reasons, and,shockingly, women too blame the victim, perhaps because of internalized patriarchal values, perhaps as…

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