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IN People ON 09 Dec, 2015
Rape, a word usually associated with a crime against women, is something that men face too! Yes, men are raped too, a notion ridiculed by many. The patriarchal society wants the men to be macho and not speak of the problems they face, because that would make them seem week. In a society, where gender roles are prevalent, showing 'weakness' is a sign of being an inferior being.
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No one knows except you know, what you want. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
When your own parents can't make you feel safe, how will the world do so?
Because boys must not hit girls, and boys who get hit by girls are not 'real men', that's exactly what the world teaches us.
No one has 'RAPIST' written across their face.
When people ask, why didn't you say anything, why didn't you raise your voice? They don't know the fear that haunts one.`
Few are the wounds that cant be healed over time.
Men cant be raped. Men are stronger. That's what the patriarchy tells us. Men are humans too, they are susceptible too!
Did you have to fall from a thousand meter cliff before you learnt it would kill you? Well, I know what I like, I don't need you telling me.
A gay man enjoying being raped by a man, is as likely as a straight woman enjoying it. I hope you get it now.
Rape is rape. Its victims are not bound by a gender, neither are the performers.
No one wants the fear to torment them forever, we all just want to forget all the bad.
Something worse than being raped is facing him on daily basis, and knowing that they are your family.
Humans fear a lot of things. Attackers use this fear to establish their dominance.
Some believe that fighting the rape would make it tougher for the rapist. What they don't know is that the fight for all of us is different. Some fight it every minute of their lives.
I can be sure of my own sexuality, I don't need someone to help me with it.
And it's not only physical, it's emotionally devastating too.
Consent surpasses all orientations, and rape completely distorts all relationships. A friend does not get a free pass to whatever they desire.
Years pass by, but the sorrow and pain stays on.
Because someone raped you, you do not attain the right to rape someone else. Its as inhuman, as it was when you were a victim. Help people raise their voice. End the chain reaction.
The person the world says is suppose to love you unconditionally, sometimes they are the one who hurt you beyond repair.