Stand up

The Voice of Peace Canada

If there is something that really affect me it is the way most people talk about rape. Since I have been myself a victim, it just really hurts to hear people around me making fun of it.

The other day at church, when the pastor was preaching he started talking about rape. Obviously, he got my attention. What he said after, really hurt me. It is not just because it was coming from the pastor but because he was spreading a false perception of rape. He was actually agreeing to whatever all the society thinks about rape. He said something like it doesn’t make sense that a victim ask herself why she got raped, when she doesn’t dress properly. To be honest, I felt betrayed and hurt, especially because I once confide to my pastor so hearing this was just awful.

I am not going to quit my church because…

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