Survivors do not owe us their stories. Survivors do not have to meet expectations. As allies, we must learn to listen and believe.
Another case of police insensitivity came to light when inquiries were made into the rape case of a JNU second year student who was turned away by the local police station when she tried to register an FIR.
Most of us struggle with being turned down, with each rejection turning us towards the filmy solace of alcohol, good ol’ slut shaming or feeling depressed and belittled.
Just as men are taught that an inital 'no' doesn't mean no, women are taught that playing hard to get is the ultimate form of romance.
Sister Lucy , one of the Kerala nuns who protested against the rape-accused bishop Franco Mulakkal last year, was on Monday expelled from the Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC), for her lifestyle which stood in violation with the church norms.
Understanding the nature of a relationship is the primary step in deciding the best plan of action during a breakup.
Relationships are always a complex space to be in. Whether it's a first date, a "situationship", a casual fling, or even a marriage, they constantly involve negotiations, compromise and communication.
We have always been taught to fear being turned down, not being good enough and ending up alone (why are these three things even connected?), which often leads to people staying in unhealthy relationships.
It is always important to keep in mind that vaginismus is a common occurrence among women and it should always be seen as any other ailment.
Why do people feel the need to make up boyfriends, girlfriends or strict families in order to turn someone down? Why do people not take the first 'no' at face value?