We talk about freedom of speech; we say that humans are free to say anything but then we abuse children so that they become silent; we shame women so their voices are never heard and then, we expect women to speak up for their rights.
The gender-shaming we live with is so subtle, so ingrained in our psyche that we never feel “good enough” and when we face situations that we don’t want, we’d rather suffer and not say anything.
I was taught by the society that by sacrificing my own needs and desires, I become honourable in the eyes of Allah. To speak against it is simply blasphemous…
I dread what is about to happen to me. I know it’s coming as I hear him come to bed.
#islamicrepression #nosexeducation #rapeculture #rape #rapeasnorm #humanrights #womeninislam
Unless more women talk about it; unless more of us bring our shame to the limelight, we will continue to be enslaved in the name of religion and culture
How many time we have heard “Get Over It”? No wonder we struggle to deal with “hard to deal with” feelings…
When #punishment comes from the place of “#revenge”, it’s all about the #victim. They feel that by making the #perpetrators suffer, they will feel better and somehow their troubles will go away.
#csa #ptsd #healing #crime
Does punishment alone help us rid this world of the heinous crimes we see every day? Does punishment help victims?
#ptsd #sexualabuse #crime #punishment #justice
Do you have an inherent need for control? Is that the only way you feel safe? What type of control do you practice? Do you know that there is another way?
So you don’t like it when other people are trying to control your behaviour. Guess what? You are being controlled by so many forces even as you read this…