Abused by ex-husband, woman leaves again

It took me a decade to realise how dangerously abusive, toxic, and manipulative he was. I had been loyal to a dream turned nightmare: my ex-husband. And I made myself vulnerable again for the sake of my child, who doesn’t appreciate the danger I faced so that she could be with her dad.  I never… Continue reading Abused by ex-husband, woman leaves again

Physiotherapist gets libidinous with pre-teen

When I was a child, I had to carry a huge and very heavy schoolbag. I was very careful not to forget anything for fear of being punished. I would check my bag many times at night. Punishments at home were harsh, and completely disproportionate. My parents had not read Beccaria. School wasn’t better. The… Continue reading Physiotherapist gets libidinous with pre-teen

Ten-year old school girl becomes anorexic

Young women become anorexic for many reasons. Here is how it started for me. I hope that this story will help parents, doctors, educators, and most of all young anorexic people. In retrospect, I think my body reacted to the situation I was in: when some feel emotions in their head or their heart, I feel injustice… Continue reading Ten-year old school girl becomes anorexic

School boy repeatedly stabs school girl’s legs

School days were long. They were even longer that there were almost two hours allocated to the lunch break. Children had to remain outside the whole time, even when the weather was bad. I had a delicate health, my parents weren’t living far, so it was decided that I would go home for lunch. I… Continue reading School boy repeatedly stabs school girl’s legs

Sexual harassment of female student in train

When I was a teen, humour was a bit crass. Particularly on the radio. There was this joke about a woman from the countryside going to the capital and being mocked by men. “A woman was sitting in a train. Her clothes weren’t sophisticated, her face wasn’t plain, but her make-up was very simple. Everything about her was… Continue reading Sexual harassment of female student in train

Young girl groped at school

Careful, this post might be upsetting.  I still remember it like it was yesterday. I still feel the anger, the shame, and the powerlessness even though I had done nothing wrong apart from being female.  It was a school day like every other day. Waiting outside in the rain, in the early morning. A small… Continue reading Young girl groped at school

Boss tells new female employee to settle at his place

I wonder to how many women this happened. My boss told me to settle at his bachelor pad. A few years ago, I was looking for a job. It was rather complicated to find a suitable position. I used to work internationally, to go to Asia, organise events, and was writing a lot. Back in… Continue reading Boss tells new female employee to settle at his place