Posts like this one break my heart. I feel sick, angry, and also kind of broken, even empty on the inside. Perhaps knowing what is out there makes it harder to swallow abuses women and children suffer, but it’s so hard to fight all the time, to get flooded with righteous anger and write post after post on the topic.
It never gets easy to read such things (and it bloody well should not!), so I feel your pain, I really do. All I can say to the women in the world is to hang on tight, to never be discouraged in the face of adversity, and to always remember that they are in the right and no one can change that. We have won some battles, lost some, and it seems like things have not changed all that much in some regards, yet I firmly believe that we can bring about change. I must believe that the majority of mankind is supporting this fight.
So soldier on, add your voice to the crowd calling out for justice, safety and basic human rights. You have my voice – together we are strong, and we will make a change. The alternative – silence – is not an option.
Trigger warning for rape, sexual assault, abduction, torture and murder.
A reader from India asked me to blog about this at the end of last week. At the time, I told her that I was feeling burned out, but promised to write about it on Monday or Tuesday. I’ve been procrastinating, though. As much as I know that this is something that’s important to talk about, I’ve had a hard time bringing myself to read about it, let alone write about it.
But I promised that I would. And it’s important. So let’s do this.
She was held captive for four days.
Her parents say that the police ignored their reports that their daughter was missing.
Her parents say that the police offered them money to keep quiet about their daughter’s rape.
She is now in…
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