Rape is not just India’s problem

TheGirl:

Rape is a worldwide problem. It is a Black and White problem, a Young and Old problem, a Married and Single problem, and a Man’s and Woman’s problem.

Originally posted on British Asian Woman:

*Trigger warning* This post contains potentially disturbing material of rape

Picture the scene. A woman in a bar. Dressed up for a night out, drinking and having fun. A group of men at the other side spot her. She leaves her drink on the table with her friend and goes to the toilet. She comes back and finishes the drink. Gradually she becomes more and more giddy, as if going under an anaesthetic.

She wakes up in hospital with sharp stabbing pains in her groin and pelvic area. Her legs and arms are covered in bruises. Her left eye is so badly swollen she can barely see out of it. She has no recollection of the night before, what happened to her or how she ended up in hospital.

It transpires that her drink had been spiked. She was taken outside and gang raped by the group of men that…

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29 thoughts on “Rape is not just India’s problem

  1. foosrock!

    EXACTLY. Where girls in the eg, Democratic Republic of Congo are gang rape constantly. This has become a norm in Africa, whereby the media doesn’t even report about it, rather dwell on child soldiers, which is also an epidemic and another huge blight on the continent of Africa. We also hear of gang rape in Haiti happening in the tented villages. Of young girls being taken from their family tents and rape during days. This is an outrage and I feel helpless as donations does not the situation solve.

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    1. TheGirl Post author

      Thank you for commenting. Yes, unfortunately rape and sexual assault do not get the attention they deserve. Dare I say, if it were an American/Western (White) woman or girl that was rape in Africa, we would be sending in troops!!! But poor miserable Third world women who are the product of their environment rarely get justice.

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  3. iED5Fi66

    You can undoubtedly see your skills within the function you write. The world hopes for a lot more passionate writers like you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe. At all times follow your heart

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    1. TheGirl Post author

      Hi, Thanks for stopping by. I do try to write as honestly as I can. Tis particular post was written by BritishAsianMum, and she put the words for this issue way better than I could have. I hope to hear from again!

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  4. heartflow2013

    It is so important to keep this topic in the news! Rape is the most extreme expression of the status of women in the world as “less than”… and all the other so pervasive brain-wash that Hollywood etc. continue to propagate must be stopped!
    Thanks for this article ~
    Tomas

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    1. TheGirl Post author

      Hi Heartflow 2013,

      This issue does need much awareness, as sexual assault is undereported and only a fraction of perpetrators are brought to justice because so much blame is placed on the victim. Thanks to British Asian Mum for writing the article.

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    1. TheGirl Post author

      Hi thanks for stopping by and sharing your opinions. Sexual violence is an issue where major overhaul (institutional and societal views) changes are needed!

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  5. sickntiredof

    It’s definitely an issue, but the problem will never go away, especially since it’s not in a controllable setting. Additionally, women in the west have more protection than those in the Third World, and can therefore feel safe in public areas, like a bus, for instance. However, when it comes to bars and clubs, women need to be educated on the two simple rules: 1) Never go out alone 2) Never leave your drink unattended.

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    1. TheGirl Post author

      Yep and that goes for everywhere even in the Western world. But we also need to teach men to stop violence on women. Because know matter how “safe” a woman is being, she can still be attacked. So we need to teach men as well.

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