It was a typical working day for her,
As the early morning sunlight rushed through window kissing her eye lids, wishing her a good Morning,
She began her day
Sipping her coffee,
Sitting in her balcony,
Listening to the music,
Admiring the sun hiding the cloud,
She thought it was a perfect start.
She stepped in the hot shower,
Cleaned her hair, stepped out of the shower,
Wore her favorite outfit,
Felt comfortable and confident going to work.
It was a warm day, with cold breeze,
All she wanted was to go home,
Watch movies, relax and sleep
But she waited for her shift to complete
And started walking back to home
She almost reached her place
She just needed to cross two lanes to reach her destination
That is when she saw a dark shadow with daunting eyes,
grabbed her hand,
Nailed her wrists to the wall,
bruised her breasts,
Stole her soul,
exploited her body,
She shouted, tried to move,
But a tree cannot do anything to stop an axe,
Just like she couldn't do anything to stop him,
She felt empty and exploited
Though she is independent she lost her freedom
He felt like the world was at his feet,
She begged him
but he thought he was the master of dark
He thought her body and outfit will be blamed
and the gutless society will not have her back and he killed her soul
He scarred her.
She was never the same again
touch of her lover remainded of him
Chills all over her spine
She felt empty
She felt exploited
No one could help her
Except the one who turned her typical day into a nightmare.
It was not to fulfil his lust for sex,
but to ascertain his authority and power
Which society taught him,that men are superior than women
He thought women should be caged in home,like good women should be
and when she is rising with confidence and earning her living he felt repulsive and left her scarred for life , feeling like rescuing the society from demons like her,
Where in reality he is a beast and the demon, who is powerless & a loser in real life and wanted to show his power this way.
This is how a typical working day turned into a lifelong nightmare.
Portrait of Christine for the Globe & Mail’s Unfounded series, exploring how the Canadian justice system handles sexual assault complaints.
Per @robyndoolittle’s story,
In 2015, Christine reported to the Vancouver police that she had been raped and choked by an acquaintance in his apartment after drinking together at a bar. She believed she had been drugged as well.
Two officers brought her to headquarters to make a videotaped statement then told her they would pass her complaint to the specialized sex assault unit.
After no word for two months, Christine phoned for an update.
The constable told her they had closed the file because it was a “he-said, she-said case”. The specialized unit was never given the complaint.
A copy of the file showed that the officers had not canvassed the apartment building to see whether neighbours had seen or heard anything and that they had never collected video surveillance from the area that could have corroborated aspects of her story.
Christine filed a misconduct complaint with the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner in BC. One month later the investigator told her her complaint was inadmissible.
“...police are afforded significant deference in their exercise of discretion in their investigation and determining whether to arrest a suspect and forward charge recommendations to the Crown,” read the letter.
The topic of rape somehow came up at work today and it amazes me how people refuse to educate themselves and make the most ignorant of comments. NO ONE. I repeat. NO ONE would get raped in order to advance in their career. NO ONE ASKS FOR IT. If a survivor did not tell someone what happened right away, that doesn’t make them weak. Those who say that they’re a stronger person because they would have spoken up, has not put enough thought into what it’s like for rape survivors. You can say you’d do this or that IF it happened. That’s easy. You don’t know what you’ll do unless it happens to you. I would never wish rape in anyone. But stop and really think about how you would feel in the aftermath. Rapists take from the people they assault. They take power, courage, faith in humanity, the feeling of safety. If someone takes years to say something, why should it matter how long they waited? What matters is that someone assaulted them. What matters is that they may still be recovering from that experience. We should applaud them for their bravery and resilience to speak out and continue living. It’s hard for survivors to say what happened to them, especially with rape culture leading everyone to greet them with negative comments comments and blaming them for “asking for it” or “waiting so long to say something.” Why doesn’t society take action against the rapist?! Why is it that when the conversation comes up and someone is offended by ignorant comments (i.e. they did it to advance in their career) why is it that the person making those comments feel that the offended person is overreacting and scoff at them. Educate yourself people. You don’t know what the people around you have been through or how your comments can affect them. I’ve worked at a rape crisis center. Both women and men are greatly affected by what has been done to them. I have listened to survivors relive their attacks. They are still fighting their battle long after the assault has taken place. Until you have educated yourself, listened to people share their stories, seen the affect that this has had on someone you can’t even begin to imagine what it’s like to be in their shoes. If, for a second
This is my mother, her name is Madeleine Grubich. A survivor of the indigenous genocide, what the fancy people call “60’s scoop” she did not thrive or survive. She died at the age of 59, from a massive heart attack. Years of suffering from life long abuse of the government, she was not in good health upon her death. cleaning her room, I found 2! Extra large ziplock freezer bags full of pills. prescribed by her doctor. pills such as oxy, lithium etc. Other assorted pills for seizures. I found enough pill bottles to fill 2!! Extra large ziplock bags. She was abused by my father Walter. my brothers (4) all of which were brutally abused too, my father would beat my mother and my brothers. burn their fingers on the stove and make us watch as he did it. if we moved to run he made it worse. Terror in reverse. I KNOW WHAT CHILD ABUSE IS!! I also know WHAT IT IS TO ALIENATE FROM PARENTS AND TO WATCH YOUR MOTHER BEATEN while you are helpless to help her. #standup#against#abuse#stop#child#abuse#domesticviolence#rapeculture#genocide#indigenous#pride#fight#back#sober#for#my#mother I will not keep our secrets a secret anymore nazi father. For my mother I share and will fight in her name and mine as well as my children and their children, reject this. #madeleine#rip she was born 1950 RESPECT HER!! #history#metoo#aboriginal#mother#light#see remember who you come from and don’t let anyone disrespect her. Now you may proceed sir. Take a seat. @indigenous.empowerment
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Are you fed up yet? Enough is enough, it’s time for society to step up and change; no more excuses, no more boys will be boys. It shouldn’t take a #metoo campaign for society to realize we have an issue. End #rapeculture .
Last one #rapeculture#rapecultureisreal#spokenword I don't support any music or artist who portrays all women as hoes or making us seem like it's our job to live for a bumb low down nigga who feels like he deserves to be treated like a king, and I don't have any interest in men who support rape culture, everyone who listens to music that clearly has lyrics of taking advantage of women is SICKKKKKKKKKK
On way too many occasions I have been reprimanded or lectured by a man for “being too friendly” & giving the wrong impression. I said it then and I will say it now: Not my problem!! I’m happy that the truth is finally slappin ya upside your head. #👏 #wellsaid#babymen#truth#rapeculture#bye#farewellpatriarchy
My therapist pointed out to me this week that I constantly minimize the effect my trauma has on me. She was right, I pretend it doesn't effect me. When in fact it's changed my brain, it's changed how I view the world. It's made it so I constantly feel like a rubber band pulled so tight it might snap. I need to learn how to accept the fact that it's part of me. But the world also needs to learn how to create safer spaces for women. Because it's disgusting and wrong that women have to be afraid to get on the metro, or walk down the street, or date someone, or live. #sexualabusesurvivor#mentalhealth#suvivor#rapeculture#trauma#women
the news hurts right now. hard. for lots of reasons. it moves me in good and bad ways. all i know to do is write - speak - get it out there. so here’s a word about consent. about the grey area between “yes” and “no” and about the weight that falls on all of our shoulders to immobilize the bandwagon that allows the countless number of “powerful men” to commit acts that go years without being addressed or accounted for. we’re all one damn species. it’s hard to comprehend how we’re still teaching respect - but there’s no time for being naive. if you’re interested, link in bio. have a good friday and think about your fellow humans! #IRONFEMME
If you know me you know that it's not often that I'm at a loss for words but this compact volume by MacArthur Genius Sarah Deer is devastating in its depth and pinpointed clarity. A history of the effects of colonialism in Native America, and its ongoing consequences in Native women's lives. I leave this comment as a placeholder because I'm still in awe of her clarity and precision in an often time ambiguously viewed realm. Importantly, Deer asserts that Native American courts should take the lead in changing the tactics in courts away from the patriarchal colonial mentality that makes women property. This book is so so so important. If you've read it let's talk about it. If you haven't ffs, DO. *edit for clarity: this was written by a Native American woman and I am by no means stating my opinions on what Native American people should do. NOT. MY. PLACE. I think we as a species (especially now. HOLYSHIT this book is important now) MUST be talking about this now. I do love the idea of smaller sovereign nations taking charge in the species wide shift against patriarchy and colonialism though. I'll throw in my lot with them.
Without the #DivineFeminine ...I become the equivalent of Batman #TheMerciless ....yet with Her I do not wish to conquer...I do not seek vengeance...I do not value power over life...I seek to be a vessel of healing, restoration, and celestial knowledge...and it is because of Her I will be offering free classes and sessions to #veterans or any dealing with #depression , #anxiety , or #ptsd at a facility here in #Vegas ...classes on #Reiki Level 1(Self-Healing) and #essentialoils for emotional well-being...It is because of Her that I am building @theamorsociety ...which will bring about a new age and Order of Priestesses who will in turn bring a global end to war and the profit over life paradigm that has brought our world to it's knees...to the brink of utterly irreversible destruction...but I am no fool...#selfdefense will still be a vital part of the Order...at least until the day that #rapeculture , #domesticviolence , and #sextrafficking are terms we no longer know the meaning of for they have not existed for a long time...
Cyberbullying is not a new phenomenon. But an alarming number of teenagers are anonymously posting mean things online — about themselves. About one in twenty teens, were found to have "bullied" themselves online, with a significant surge happening in recent months. This is according to research conducted by Sameer Hinduja, a professor of criminology at Florida Atlantic University and co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center. This issue was brought to researchers' attention by the death of Hannah Smith, a 14 year old from Leicestershire, England, who hanged herself after months of apparent online harassment. After her death, officials from Ask.fm, a social media site where users can ask each other anonymous questions, found that 98% of the messages sent to Smith came from the same IP address as the computer she used. Many other sites like Tumblr and the now defunct Formspring also have had an anonymous question feature, which could allow teens to anonymously send themselves hurtful messages and then publicly respond. Researchers are calling this behavior "digital self-harm." Teens who identified as non-heterosexual were three times more likely to bully themselves online. A strong link already exists between physical self-harm and suicide attempts, and researchers are concerned that the same connection could exist with digital self-harm. This is especially concerning as suicide rates among teens has been steadily increasing over the last decade. The question perplexing researchers is why teens would do this. Patricia Cavazos, who studies depression-related content on social media, said more than likely these teens are just looking for a response and suffer from an array of mental health issues. "They need help. We should focus on making resources available to these teens so hopefully we can avoid future tragedies."