By Aziza Zio
Morocco World News
Casablanca, July 31, 2013
My title is violent and it is imperative: All future rapists, whether they rape a virgin, a married woman, minor, or single mother, seem to not have to worry about punishment for their actions. There is no law that will put a rapist in jail. No judge deems that the abuse and imposition of sexual intercourse without consent is rape.
The case of Wiam is a good example. Everyone is mobilized in a timely manner and after what follow up is done? How should the defense of the victim be structured? The two girls who were raped find themselves ashamed and overwhelmed by guilt after trying to go out partying with a friend who betrayed their trust and led them to hell.
For the past few days my most worthy friends, that are passionate about human rights, are all extremely angered by what happened. My anger is internalized. I have a strong resentment towards this society that requires an abused woman to marry, in order to avoid being exposed to the backbiting and gossip of others. I accuse in the manner of Emile Zola, I accuse all institutions that do not protect anyone, who believe that a woman deserves to be raped because she suffered sexual assault.
When women are put in a situation such as rape, the traumatizing experience lowers their defenses, and ultimately the women are the only ones to suffer. A raped woman suffers the trauma in her own flesh, and the trauma is always with her. She is very lucky if she is able to have a fulfilling sexual relationship, and this in the best-case scenario, if she a resilient enough to keep fighting.
Who protects our girls in this vilest savagery? Who protects our interests? Why do we pay all these taxes? This can happen to all women in this country, including myself. This event is not trivial; it is a symptom of a sick and gangrened society. Let’s save our future generations. Let’s save ourselves from this dreadful pattern. Let’s be mobilized.
An French version of this article was published in the Moroccan website: hwawhowa
Edited by Allison Kraemer
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