Since there is no one problem that leads to child sexual abuse, there is also no singular solution to it. It is a collective struggle that everyone from family, school, law-makers, and social workers must partake in.
It pains me that women choose to be in abusive relationships thinking that they are the ones at fault, putting up with domestic abuse and marital rape.
To people out there who ask survivors to get over it: bodily memories are for real. Let us please respect the journey of a rape survivor towards healing.
You pulled at me the way one pulls at the strings of a puppet. I had known bad sex, sure. But I had never known violation of consent before you.
It took me constant reassurances from them and a host of visits to the counsellors on campus, to understand I was a victim of the presence of hierarchy within the LGBT+ community.
Most people who saw me regularly at the time would vouch that I was perfectly happy and normal. That doesn’t change the reality that I was experiencing intimate partner rape.
The male-dominated science sector has to make place for women. A woman is equally talented and history has proved it time and again.
A survey participated in by more than 45,000 children, revealed that one in every two children has been sexually abused.
"I labeled my conflicted, unresolved relationship with my brother by calling us “best friends” but I hated boys." A survivor story on child sexual abuse.
Sibling abuse is an elephant in the room in many families, and in the larger society as well, where it is more often than not shrugged off as ‘Sibling Rivalry’.