Monthly Archives: May 2019
You are beautiful
You are precious
Your life matters
Your heart is special
Your experience does not define you.
Your experience is not who you are.
Your life matters!
Just because someone else has a dark character does not mean that you are dirty, it does not mean that you are impure, it does not mean that you are no longer an angel.
You are a delicate rose and your garden is sacred.
When your flower starts to droop plant a seed and start again.
This is not the end but the start of a new chapter.
YOUR LIFE MATTERS!
Rape is a traumatic experience that often results in embarrassment and left with a self-judgmental feeling. This experience leaves a victim feeling impure and dirty. Their body does not feel like it is their own.
Rape is an inexcusable act that needs to be stopped. As a group we need to stand together and be the voice of reason. Use the weapon that was not stripped from you. Stand up and make a difference, rape victims know how the experience feels. We need to stand together to ensure that no one else has to endure that pain.
It’s hard to know what to do, how to feel, or what your options are after a sexual assault. Please know that you’re not alone.
Here are three tips about what to do if you or anyone you know has been raped:
- Find a safe environment, away from the attacker. Ask a trusted friend to stay with you.
- Remember that what happened was NOT your fault.
- Ask the hospital to conduct a rape kit exam to preserve forensic evidence.
You may not have safety had control over the situation but you have control over what you can do thereafter.
Your rape does not define you.
You are a beautiful individual and being a victim of rape does not make you any less beautiful.
Do not question your life choices, you were and are not at fault. Being a rape victim was not because of the clothes you were wearing, it was not because of the underwear you were wearing that made your confidence level rise. It was not because you decided to go out and have a good eveing.
Rape is an act that should not be tolerated.
At Men Against Rape we stand up against sexual assaults, we are against these individuals being a part of society and are determined to lower the rape statistics on South Africa and the world alike.
“He was next to me and I have no idea because I was so out cold,” she says. “This person, who I’m supposed to trust, would drug me and make me be so out cold that I couldn’t respond if something was wrong with my children.”
She was reviewing files on his hard drive and made a shocking discovery: four videos he filmed raping her while she lay unconscious. In one video, the camera zooms in on her face and lying next to her in the bed is her young son.
Womens’ rights groups campaigned state-by-state for lawmakers to change their laws, and by 1993, marital rape was technically illegal in all 50 states. But, there’s these little loopholes and sub-statutes that hide deep in the books that pop out every once and awhile.
We need to stand up together against all forms of rape, whether it be marital rape or date rape, rape is rape and should not be accepted.
At Men Against Rape we stand up against these injustices of life and attempt to rectify these actions of abuse.
Stand up with us and make a difference.