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Because I Had No Choice But To Wait Until My Tormentor Had So Much More To Lose…

He cornered me on my way to the bathroom, singled me out in class, called me out of the classroom on silly pretexts...then started the harassment.

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Ismat Chughtai’s Lihaaf Is A Brave 1942 Story Of Women’s Sexuality, But Are We Missing A Crucial Part?
Ismat Chughtai Lihaaf

Ismat Chughtai's Lihaaf breaks away from the traditional role of women in a patriarchal world, and yet most feminists miss the child sexual abuse. 

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Ponmagal Vandhal Proves That Child Sexual Abuse Is Ubiquitous; Survivors Or Abusers Are Not Obvious
Ponmagal Vadhal

Jyothika's movie Ponmagal Vandhal is enough proof that kids are being sexually harassed everywhere. It's up to us to be careful.

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There Would Be Scary Nights, But There Would Also Be The Beautiful Mornings That Follow

Why that is the attacker always gets the benefit of doubt but not the victim? I will not call myself a survivor because I haven’t survived it, yet...

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An Act Of Affection, When Does A Kiss Become Something To Fear?

6th July was International Kissing Day, but is a kiss everything it is made out to be? When does a kiss become something that inflicts trauma?

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I Was 7. How Can You Ask Me ‘Why Didn’t You Report It Immediately’?

I was seven. I had no idea about clothes, except knowing that we wear a uniform to school.

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