Any nation’s status quo should involve anything but the detriment of its people. Each nation is obliged, regardless of its financial or political state, to encompass constituents which favour the development and growth of its people. However, this is untrue for many nations as abuse, a human deteriorating aspect, is predominant in societies.
Looking at the exponentially growing rate at which abuse cases, notably rape cases are pressed and withdrawn in South Africa, a country perceived as a pacemaker and a refuge for a number of it’s African counterparts, one’s mind is propelled into fore-seeing a disorientated female brain and a disconsolate future in the fight against women and child abuse.
This year alone, I have witnessed more than three rape cases that were pressed and withdrawn at the drop of a hat without elucidation, leaving my concerned self in an inanimate and convoluted state.
Rape is an extremely disturbing form of abuse that any human being can ever encounter, it results in enormous psychological disturbances. Rape utterly discombobulates the livelihood of the victim to an extent of severe depression.
I therefore fail dismally in understanding a case of a negotiation or agreement between the victim and the offender of this traumatic, agonising act. I truthfully believe that no amount of settlement can brainwash the mental wounds mounted through this vicious act in the victims mind. Neither is there any form of consensus capable to diminish the physical trauma encountered.
According to me, pressing charges only to withdraw them before the proceeding of the case is a humorless laughter to victims of rape whose offenders walk on unbounded. It is anguish to their tainted souls which cry out for mercy each day.
I wholeheartedly understand that there is no prison with the capabilities to bring back the pieces the offender unknowingly took away, however, justice brings fourth hope of a better future to a victim’s fractured soul. This is the kind of hope which can assist a victim in rebuilding a life that has been villainously wrenched.
Henceforth, being easily amenable is not wise when you want justice to be served. Rape victim I urge you to stand firm in combating further and or the repetition of molestation. Rape offenders belong in a prison cell and it is our civil duty as a nation to certify that no assaulter loiters freely amongst us.
- Who “let’s rape happen” in South Africa? [TRIGGER WARNING] (journoactivist.com)
- Demand Justice for Victim of Gang Rape (forcechange.com)
- ‘Most of the sex … was consensual’: Castro’s blame-the-victim act all too familiar, abuse experts say (nbcnews.com)
- Met unit hit by new claims of incompetence as officer who mishandled rape claim kept his job (independent.co.uk)
- Multiple perpetrator rape a “national and international problem” warn experts (mdx.ac.uk)
- Rs. 2 lakh for rape victims a mockery of system: SC (thehindu.com)
- Feminists define rape to exclude male victims (avoiceformen.com)
- The irony of rape culture. (hagiographic.com)
- Mariska Hargitay Leads Campaign For Rape Victims (contactmusic.com)