I have just sent one of my books for editing and I am hoping the editor will love it. I am also sending the second one to a friend of mine. So hopefully, keeping fingers crossed I will have a published book by the end of this year or let's say next year...
Anyways back to the topic of today..."Precious"..
How many of you have seen the movie... I just saw it yesterday and I cried.
Precious had a horrible life...
The worse part for me was having 2 children for her father..
Her mother didn't help matters as she abused her verbally and physically.
I was grieved when at the end she was told that she was HIV+
Do you know that there are a lot of "Preciouses" in Nigeria, but what is sad is that we hide it.
We ostracize the women who have been raped...
A lady that works for me said her husband left her for his cousin..I couldn't believe it. I had to ask if he knew and she said that he knew... this is incest..
It happens here, but we turn the order way saying this only happens outside Nigeria.
I can remember a program on the radio where a girl called in and said that she had been raped by her sister's husband. Some of the people that called said that it was the little girl's fault. How can it be your fault that you where raped? They said that she seduced the man. They didn't care that this girl was just about 12 years and had been traumatized. For she couldn't imagine a man old enough to be her father raping her.
I think it is time for us to start talking..
I think it is time for women to start fighting for the Right to speak and the Right to be heard...
I think it is time we stop covering up everything and tell the truth.
Mothers should be able to be there for their daughters who had been raped.
Fathers should act as fathers and not as uncaring humans.
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