Can we term Sexual abuse as terrorism?

My vote goes to say YES!! You want to ask why??

Because it has the capacity to terrorize the victim, fill them with grief and puts them into a state of mind which requires a lot of effort to come out of. Sexual abuse is been experienced by many children and I don’t think there is a way to find out the numbers, as most of the victims choose not to disclose it.

It is sad that a girl accepts the life where she is challenged everyday with sexual abuse out in the open. On the road – walking, in a bus – travelling, sitting alone in a park and many other places. She starts to think that those idiots have a sad frame of mind and she will have to deal with it and hence, she prepares herself which she must but the right way to deal with the problem is to deal with the culprits in a strict manner.

I have experienced it and there are many more like me. It could happen anywhere, be it home or outside. Everyday, using the local transport in New Delhi, made me so easily accessible for all those sick idiots. They would just stand close, giving an excuse that the bus is too crowded. They would rub their body against wherever they could get access to you. Their filthy looks and such shameless attitude.

The abuse can be intensive or not too intensive, yet, it leaves a mark on your mind never to be washed away. It kills you from the inside every moment.

Even till date, when I think of those days when I faced the abuse, I get goosebumps.

The question in my mind now is – how are my daughters going to face it? A challenge that haunts me!!

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24 thoughts on “Sexual abuse = terrorism? Yes! Because the haunting never ends

  1. It happened to me when I was 10, until I was nearly 14. My mother’s boyfriend at the time thought it was acceptable to treat me as his child to spank and yell at one minute and in the dark, sneak into my room and do things that still haunt me.

    I often wonder if I’ll ever fully heal. I don’t have the nightmares nearly as often and I was able to eventually trust and fall in love. So, I know I’ve made lots of progress. But, I still hurt and shows like Law and Order: SVU make me ache, ball my eyes out, and remember it all as if it were yesterday.

    It is an awful thing to put someone through, males and females alike. It leaves invisible scars that last a lifetime. I’m sorry you went through it and I’m here for you anytime you need an ear. I pray our children never experience the hell we have. Hugs and so much love to you, lady. ♡

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    1. Dearest Carissa, I am so sorry for what you had to face my love. This is truly disgusting and many of us as children and even teenagers get to experience this. When I think of the past, it makes me feel filthy. I get filled with a lot of shame and rage towards the person who did such a shameful thing. I am there too for you in case you wanna talk about something. It generally helps a little. I truly hope that no one has to go through such damaging things. The effect remains no matter how we have come. Sad.. really sad. Thank you for your support.

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    1. World need people like you Manuel. You are a kind soul who can never hurt anyone in any way. But there are demons hidden in so many humans who feel no shame in bringing such shame to the humanity.

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  2. It is about control..it is about putting a girl/woman “in her place” of subservience. They pick their victim from those who are not of a self confident nature. The reason being that self confident women/girls will tell someone because they know that there are people in the world who love them and will be on their side in that situation. They try to make the woman/girl feel like it is their fault for the way they dress or act, but it is never the victim’s fault! However, by playing on women/girls who are not self confident they are successful most of the time in making the victim feel at fault!

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    1. That is such a strong point you have mentioned here Charlene. I can actually relate so much to this. Those shameless people try to victimize people who they know will not come out and speak of their misery. You are so right in saying that we must raise our children in a manner that they are self confident and are able to voice against such things and stop them there and then. Thanks a lot for your support.

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