a Few Words
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a Few Words

Reasons Women Don’t Report Rape

They believe they don’t matter

Photo by Zohre Nemati on Unsplash

I was raped… but if I tell anyone, it will bring shame to my family. My family’s honor matters more than my need for justice.

I was raped… but if I tell anyone, they’ll think I’m a whore. Their good opinion of me matters more than my knowledge of my own righteousness.

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A few words can change lives.

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Shefali O'Hara

Shefali O'Hara

Cancer survivor, artist, writer, engineer. Grew up in NYC, living in Austin. Love animals, books, hikes, art, travel, D&D and fireworks.

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