On this episode of #WithChude hosted by founder of Joy, Inc., Chude Jideonwo, Mind and Mental health coach, Hauwa Ojeifo, shared her rape survival story.
“I was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, from the rape,” said Hauwa, talking about the aftermath of the experience. From self-blame, to guilt and shame, she described her journey to healing, revealing how she had to go through her own pain only to walk into social blame.
“Rape is the only crime where the victim doesn’t gain sympathy,” she said. “What we’ve been conditioned to believe about rape in our society is that, ‘it was your [the victim’s] fault’. Why were you there? What were you wearing? What did you say? How come you’re wearing this? You shouldn’t have…” And that is only the beginning of the social blame.
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