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Why are our rape victims not being heard?

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Rape victims feel the embarrassment. People would even blame them for what happened to them and that shouldn't be the case. We need to support and empower women to fight and be heard.
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I was at a friend's house warming a few weeks ago, and after the conversation got serious, we all realised, and admitted the fact that all 8 of us ladies had either been raped, or sexually assaulted in our lives. It is heartbreaking, once you are faced with the reality of it. Here we all are, years later, and of course, none of us even attempted to take action, or file charges.
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You would be surprised, and simply horrified, as to how many women that are either in your social circle, or that you know, that have gone through an ordeal, as monstrous as this. It's happening everywhere, and no one is talking, or hearing about it.
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It is very easy to simply state that"more people need to talk about it", or"feel more comfortable to do so." That is obvious. Too obvious, than to think that it is that easy to do as a victim of rape, molestation, or sexual abuse. If it were that easy, we would not have to have this very discussion, and those that are similar to it. We need real solutions and practical systems in place to truly achieve something like this, and overcome the threat of silence.
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Some people do not like talking about what happened to them. It may be a process of denial and blaming themselves at first but when they go though therapy and see that it's not their fault, they feel empowered to speak up and let people know about their experience.
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