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Rape victim stories can be very difficult to read, frightening and emotionally draining for some but stories of rape show other victims that they are not alone in their struggles. Rape stories detail the many abuses that some people suffer and yet survive and go on to succeed in recovering and regaining control of their lives. Rape victim stories can help others to realize that there are other survivors that have been through exactly what they have and come out the other side a whole person.

 

The below story is about a young lady that was taken advantage of and how her story unfolded.

 

I walked into my best friend’s store, just like I did every other day. My friend Lawrence’s cousin, Ziyad, was there. I had never met him before. I was helping out at the store, it was no big deal- I did it every other day. My mom worked there too, but she wasn’t there that day. I was an innocent little 13 year old girl, I basically knew nothing about sex, and I never thought that I could be raped. I always said “It could never happen to me.” But it did. And to this day, I live with the regrets that I thought nothing like that could ever happen to me.

 

Ziyad grabbed me by my arms and drug me into the bathroom. I screamed. He put this hand over my mouth and started to undo his pants. Knowing what was about to happen I froze. My whole body went numb. I couldn’t move. After he was done, he got dressed and walked out of the bathroom like nothing happened. He left me there with my tears. When he walked out the door, he took with him my pride, my security and my virginity. I had so many thoughts going through my mind.

 

We made a police report, they took me to the hospital to have a rape kit done. The police took my case to the state prosecutor before the rape kit results came back. They said there wasn’t enough evidence to prosecute and dropped my case just like that.

 

I’m currently in counseling 2 times a week, and I’m on pills for depression. I can’t fall asleep at night without the TV on. And I’ve already given myself an ulcer from worrying so much. I know things will get better and eventually I will be able to live a normal life again, but right now it is hard. Very hard.

 

Rape victims endure immense amount of traumatic pain after the event occurs. Men Against Rape stand by these individuals and ensure that they understand that there are individuals who care for them and will not stop until they receive the justice they deserve.

 

Contact Men Against Rape today to assist you with any experience you are experiencing.

 

We are here to help.

Rape can be categorized in different ways. This means that rape can depend on the situation in which it occurs, by the identity or characteristics of the victim, and by the identity or characteristics of the perpetrator.  These categories are referred to as the different types of rape.

 

Below are listed a few different types of rape:

  • Date Rape
  • Gang Rape
  • Spousal Rape

 

Date Rape:

Did you know that the term “date rape” is used to refer to various types of rape?

 

This is generally referred to as acquaintance rape. Acquaintance rape is a form of non-domestic rape which is committed by an individual who generally knows the victim. This type of rape is commonly a drug-facilitated sexual assault, this means that the rapist intentionally drugs the victim with date rape drugs so that they do not have a clear consciousness. This specific type of rape is the most common to occur and constitutes the vast majority of reported rapes.

 

A frequently overlapping category is incapacitated rape, where the victim is incapacitated and unable to give consent – this is often the result of intoxication, but can also simply be because the victim is asleep or has a medical condition.

 

Gang Rape:

Gang rape occurs when a group of people participates in the rape of a single victim. Rape involving two or more violators is widely reported to occur in many parts of the world.

 

This is a type of rape that generally involves the intoxication of alcohol or other drugs that are consumed. Night attacks are a common playground for perpetrators.

 

Gang rape is a serious form of rape that leaves the victim in an emotionally traumatized state of being. This is not a rape type that is taken lightly if you or anyone you know has undergone this traumatic experience it is essential to remember that an immense amount of therapy should be performed before the victim reaches a state of being overwhelmed.

 

Spousal Rape:

 

Spousal rape is also referred to as marital rape. Wife rape, husband rape, partner rape or intimate partner sexual assault, is rape that occurs between a married or de facto couple. Research reveals that victims of marital/partner rape suffer longer-lasting trauma than victims of stranger rape

 

Many individuals choose to continue the relationship that they have with their partner even after undergoing this traumatic with the individual they assumed would never hurt them.

 

Men Against Rape stands to provide an open platform for those that have undergone this traumatic experience. To become a part of the solution contact Kavisha Hurbans to find out how you can contribute and assist those in need.