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A few months ago, Sonam Kapoor had spoken about being molested when she was younger.
"The sketch was a child's impression of the ordeal she had gone through."
'If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?' — Shylock in William Shakespeare's Merchant of Veni...
Unable to bear the abuse, the wife finally went to the police.
The priest accused of rape has already been removed from office.
He hugged her every day. He was the chief executive of the company, a large health care outfit in New Jersey. Married. Decades older. She was his executive assistant. He seemed committed to those hugs...
Let's not suffer in silence.
'On the pretext of marriage'.
"People who witness life-threatening events, get injured or are subjected to sexual violence suffer from psychiatric disorders."
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ONE I was 11. The school bus was nowhere to be seen and we were fretting about getting to school on time. Ma had to get to her school too and taking me to mine meant she would be late. It was 28 years...
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Days after a video showed a 15-year-old girl being forced to strip by her school director, the Uttar Pradesh panchayat came up with an idea on how to ensure there are no such incidents. At a gatherin...
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"For a moment, I contemplated lying
and saying that I tried to attack them with my umbrella.
But the truth is, I did nothing.
Not because I didn't want to, but because I had no other choice. "
One day in 2012, after graduating college, I watched and read Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I've never related to a character like Charlie before. He was an introvert, he found it difficult to belong, to "participate". He was sexually abused, suicidal and good looking. After the initial "so relatable!" freak out and heartbreak, I realized how comforting the story was.
Terming child sexual abuse as an "epidemic", Delhi High Court has said that not only parents, but even trial courts dealing with such cases, should create an atmosphere where the victims can depose tr...