I’m re-blogging this poem in the light of recent events. The Hathras Gang Rape Case has left all of us horrified, disgusted. But first of all, we really need to erase this stupid mentality where we blame the victim for being raped.

“Rape is the only crime in which the victim becomes the accused.”

Freda Adler
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Why? Why was I always blamed? Why was I always put to shame? He tore my clothes, not me, still- Why was I looked upon with disdain? Why were my clothes criticized, tell me? Why were my emotions sacrificed, tell me? I am always questioned, why? Why were my pains set aside, tell me? There’s […]


41 thoughts on “Why?

  1. These questions do haunt me too
    Every crime, women is responsible, they have to hide faces
    They can’t leave the house, they can’t do anything
    And one you committed those crimes, are roaming free

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  2. Sadly, the world turns a deaf ear to such ghastly incidents. The “blame the victim” mentality will forever persist, no matter what we do/how hard we try to bring about a change.

    Such a disgraceful reality we live in……..πŸ˜”

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  3. Thank you for writing such an amazing poem about a difficult and horrible injustice. Women have paid such a price for being brave and for taking their cases to court. Rape is a horrible crime that steals and takes so much. I know this first hand. No one is protected when it comes to the legal system. Thanks again for writing such a beautifully penned poem making people more aware. Love ❀️ and hugs πŸ€— Joni

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    1. As a writer, the least I can do is make people aware. This sad reality of world needs to be changed!
      Thanks for your wonderful compliments dearβ€πŸ’•
      Loveβ™₯️ IshitaπŸ€—

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  4. It’s crazy….the mentality….lack of awareness….lack of respecting a being….without women, there won’t be no men….even Earth is called Mother Earth….the feminine energy

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