posted on Jul, 14 2011 @ 05:43 PM
reply to post by Mividau
Well written Mividau. We are dealing with the double whammy here. We have race and women all in one package. Add to that a sex crime and it makes
this an extremely tough issue for all involved. And as much as we would like to think the courts are fair to the rape victim, there still is a
prejudice of "...she was asking for it..." Here in the States many rape victims have to buy their own rape kits in the police station while giving
We have come along way, but the woman is still paid less in the US than a man in many occupations.
We have attorneys that just specialize in defending women some of these prejudices are still so ingrained.
And you are so correct in your analysis of how the chain of pain was broken with your being placed in foster care. Your Grandmother, God Bless her
Soul...so brave and you, too.
As for your friends, you are a very strong person, I can tell this by your writings. Some cannot deal with certain things in the same way or may not
have the strength of spirit. I am not of a prejudice race anymore (Irish). But I am a glass ceiling breaker and prejudice against women in business,
in the courts, in the financial systems and law is absolutely horrendous still to this day here in the US. So if your friends are women this could be
tough for them and if they had a sex crime perpetrated against them, they may really be having a hard time with this topic.
Best way in these cases, is to be true to yourself, be the example of help and healing, and give them time to join you when they are able.
Peace, love and light, ac