Friday, September 13, 2013

Saddening But True! Some Rape Victims Think Suicide is the Solution

When I wrote about rape survivors committing suicide after they have been raped, it seemed like I was making it up. Well, this is a story of a 14-year-old girl who committed suicide two years after she was raped repeatedly by her 49-year-old teacher. Full story below.

Cherice Moralez was just 14 when her 49-year-old teacher repeatedly raped her. Two years later, Cherice committed suicide--and according to her mother, the trauma of rape was a major factor in her death. But Billings, Montana JudgeG. Todd Baugh sent her rapist to prison for just 30 days--saying the victim was “as much in control of the situation” as her rapist and that she was “older than her chronological age.”

THIS is rape culture at its worst: when our courts can let a man who raped a child go free after just days in jail and then blame the child for her own rape.

There is a petition for the justice to be brought on the rapist. I have signed it HERE, will you?

Please, we can reduce the number of those who commit suicide as a result of stigmatization and shame. Let us join our hands to bring justice on these rapist and we will building a better society for generations to come. Let your child and great grandchildren mention your name for standing up for what is right.

Together we CAN #End Rape. Join the cause!

Culled from Ultra Violet

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