We have an abundance of rape and violence against both men and women on this Earth, though it’s almost never treated as a civil rights or human rights issue, or a crisis, or even a pattern. Violence doesn’t have a race, a class, a religion or a nationality.
It leads to a severe breakdown, traumatizing the victim for ages.The impact of sexual violence goes far beyond any physical injuries. When you’ve been raped, the world doesn’t feel like a safe place anymore. You no longer trust others. You don’t even trust yourself. You may question your judgment, your self-worth, and even your sanity. You may blame yourself for what happened or believe you’re “dirty” or “damaged goods.” Relationships feel dangerous, intimacy impossible.
Well before defining a rape and empathizing with the victim, the very judgmental human trait pops out and says “Was it necessary to drink this much?”, “If only you had not been wearing that dress”,” You’re the guy, it must be you who raped her”. It’s easier to believe the victim did something wrong than to believe the fucking intentions of assailant.
Although difficult, it is possible to recover from a years-or even decades-old assault. Reaching out to a professional sooner may lessen the psychological and physical toll.Just talking about it out loud can relieve some of the emotional burden. Though the victim has to go through it all alone, but all they need is your emotional and moral support. Help one, the rape doesn’t define them, or degrades their character. It can be you, it can be me, it can be anyone. Reach out!