Recently, stories about rape has filled my ears and it really makes me feel sick and disappointed. I keep asking myself why would a man wake to see the light of a new day and harbor such a bad thinking? Its preposterous and annoying. I wonder why a man will have such a bad motive towards a woman.
A lot of awareness have been created as touching rape yet, it still stands. I had the opportunity to speak to a rape victim and it left me in the tears. She was just 14years old when she got raped by her friend’s older brother, who happens to stay in the next compound. I was told that she rarely had any conversation with the guy and he doesn’t even respond to her greetings. She came back from school with her friend on a fateful day when she was told that the guy wants to see her. She was surprised but still went ahead to see to him, he only pleaded with her for ignoring every of her greetings in the past. A week later, he invited her and her siblings to a small birthday party which they attended with the consent of their mother.
On getting to the supposed location, she was urged by the guy to walk him down to a friend’s place to get some things, there and then it happened. He raped her in his friend’s room and he had a successful one with the help of loud music. He made sure she cleaned up before going back and threatened her not to tell anyone, that if she did she will be dead. What can a little girl of her age do to a 25 year old guy? The girl left without saying anything to her mother when she got home, she was scared of the threat.
After 5months, her mother got to know she’s carrying a baby, after so much plea she told her mother about the incident. The guy was confronted by the mother but he totally denied it, he said if the story was true she ought have told her mother before then and it would be open to everyone then. The matter went silent because she didn’t speak out.
The then Jss 2 student is now a mother. She is just a 14year old. She stopped schooling because of the disgrace the incident had brought upon her. Her friend still attends school while her future is in jeopardy, because someone decided to be a criminal and make her the victim of his crime.
You see, this thing called rape is extremely inhuman. Some men have to learn to tell themselves that they’ve got a mother and they should respect every other female that comes their way. You might be the rapist today and your daughter a victim tomorrow.