Woman's post about how she was sexually abused is a reminder that 'the shame isn't hers'

In light of the current events, where Mahmood Farooqui was acquitted by the Delhi High Court, this woman shared her own ordeal of sexual assault. Read on.

In light of the current events, where Peepli Live assistant director Mahmood Farooqui was acquitted by the Delhi High Court citing that a ‘feeble no’ does not amount to denial of consent, this woman shared her own ordeal of sexual assault. In a strongly worded tweet that Surekha shared screenshots of the Whatsapp conversations with her abuser, adding that “every woman has a story, this is mine. my message to someone several years after the incident took place. Sharing cos (sic) this is not my shame.”

More often than not, it is the woman who is blamed for the assault on her own person. Something that happened in the Mahmood Farooqui rape case. In a series of tweets before, Surekha commented on whatever the survivor in the said case would have gone through could actually have been true. She also raised questions over the words used by the judge in the judgement.

Surekha shared her story in solidarity with every woman who has ever gone through such an experience. For what people seem to have forgotten is that a survivor of sexual assault lives with the trauma for the rest of her/his life, even if a considerable amount of time has passed by.

Sexual assault , twitter

Sexual assault , twitter

 

Understandably, Twitter reacted pretty strongly:

(Also read: This woman’s elaborate vegetable shopping list for her husband has left social media in splits)

More power to Surekha and all women, who have ever gone through something like this.

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