Rape Survivor Quotes

Quotes tagged as "rape-survivor" (showing 1-30 of 52)
Khaled Hosseini
“I became what I am today at the age of twelve, on a frigid overcast day in the winter of 1975. I remember the precise moment, crouching behind a crumbling mud wall, peeking into the alley near the frozen creek. That was a long time ago, but it’s wrong what they say about the past, I’ve learned, about how you can bury it. Because the past claws its way out. Looking back now, I realize I have been peeking into that deserted alley for the last twenty-six years.”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

Judith Lewis Herman
“In order to escape accountability for his crimes, the perpetrator does everything in his power to promote forgetting. If secrecy fails, the perpetrator attacks the credibility of his victim. If he cannot silence her absolutely, he tries to make sure no one listens.”
Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

Judith Lewis Herman
“... in practice the standard for what constitutes rape is set not at the level of women's experience of violation but just above the level of coercion acceptable to men.”
Judith Lewis Herman

Amanda  Steele
“Here, from her ashes you lay. A broken girl so lost in despondency that you know that even if she does find her way out of this labyrinth in hell, that she will never see, feel, taste, or touch life the same again.”
Amanda Steele, The Cliff

Sierra D. Waters
“No amount of me trying to explain myself was doing any good. I didn't even know what was going on inside of me, so how could I have explained it to them?”
Sierra D. Waters, Debbie.

E.K. Johnston
“If you think I'm going to apologize for being drugged and raped, you have another thing coming.”
E.K. Johnston, Exit, Pursued by a Bear

Sierra D. Waters
“It is not a single crime when a child is photographed while sexually assaulted (raped.) It is a life time crime that should have life time punishments attached to it. If the surviving child is, more often than not, going to suffer for life for the crime(s) committed against them, shouldn't the pedophiles suffer just as long? If it often takes decades for survivors to come to terms with exactly how much damage was caused to them, why are there time limits for prosecution?”
Sierra D. Waters, Debbie.

Sierra D. Waters
“Today I wore a pair of faded old jeans and a plain grey baggy shirt. I hadn't even taken a shower, and I did not put on an ounce of makeup. I grabbed a worn out black oversized jacket to cover myself with even though it is warm outside. I have made conscious decisions lately to look like less of what I felt a male would want to see. I want to disappear.”
Sierra D. Waters, Debbie.

Sierra D. Waters
“Intimidated, old traumas triggered, and fearing for my safety, I did what I felt I needed to do.”
Sierra D. Waters, Debbie.

Erin Merryn
“Imagine the message that sent to my sister and me. A cousin violates us, confesses, and walks away with barely a slap on the wrist. I learned at a young age that if I was ever going to see justice for the wrongs done to me, I had to find it myself.”
Erin Merryn, Living for Today: From Incest and Molestation to Fearlessness and Forgiveness

Amanda  Steele
“The terror takes you. The cage is locked and the curtain drawn. Fingers dance along as blades, carving memories into your flesh that will leave scars long past being healed.”
Amanda Steele, The Cliff

Sierra D. Waters
“The story of my birth that my mother told me went like this: "When you were coming out I wasn't ready yet and neither was the nurse. The nurse tried to push you back in, but I shit on the table and when you came out, you landed in my shit."

If there ever was a way to sum things up, the story of my birth was it.”
Sierra D. Waters, Debbie.

“People may not realize the damage that they are doing by placing the blame on the victim ~ but that doesn't lessen the damage that they cause by doing it.”
Darlene Ouimet

Aspen Matis
“She told me that my rape was not my fault, that I should feel no shame, that – simple as it may sound – I hadn’t caused it. No one causes rape but rapists. No one causes rape but rapists. No one causes rape but rapists. It was true. And it had not been obvious to me. And hearing it from someone else, a professional, someone who should know, helped me believe that soon I would believe it.”
Aspen Matis, Girl in the Woods: A Memoir

Kirtida Gautam
“You f*#ked my v*g*na, you wanted to think that you f#*ked my mind, but unlike you, D*ck, my mind doesn't lie between my two legs.

~ Subhangi Tyagi”
Kirtida Gautam, #iAm16iCan

Sierra D. Waters
“John was still making comments regarding violent things that he shouldn't, but I hoped he was just being a big mouth. Nobody was going to listen to me anyway.”
Sierra D. Waters, Debbie.

“Everyone heals in their own time and in their own way. The path isn't always a straight line, and you don't need to go it alone.”
Zeke Thomas

Kirtida Gautam
“I never thought that the word RAPE will appear in my life because a woman I deeply care about is raped.

~ Taz”
Kirtida Gautam, #iAm16iCan

Kirtida Gautam
“You should have worn a baby pink t-shirt on which a child sucks his thumb. That would have given you the required juvenile look.

~ Subhangi Tyagi”
Kirtida Gautam, #iAm16iCan

Sierra D. Waters
“He told me that if I hung up, he'd do it. He would commit suicide. He told me that if I called the cops he would kill every single one of them and I knew that he had the potential and the means to do it”
Sierra D. Waters, Debbie.

Kirtida Gautam
“I want people to know that I am a real person who exists in a real world. I am not a raped girl or victim. I had a life before that evening and I will continue to have a life. What happened with me that night will stay with me but if it has not killed me, it has made me stronger.

~ Subhangi Tyagi”
Kirtida Gautam, #iAm16iCan

“Waking up there is a numbness, a coldness that you never knew that had existed in you. I guess that's why things in the wild are so tough, you have to to survive such a terrible thing.”
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E.K. Johnston
“It's not the same." She holds the stack of cones in her hand and leans back against the stage looking at me with a serious face. "You and i, we're not the same. Not even close. I said yes, and you didn't even get asked the question.”
E.K. Johnston, Exit, Pursued by a Bear

Patricia Briggs
“A rape victim... a rape victim who fights...They've been violated, made helpless and afraid. It breaks their confidence in the safety of their little world. It makes them afraid." .... "If you don't fight, it's not quite the same. If they make you help, make you cooperate, then it's not clear to you anymore. Is it rape? You feel dirty, violated, and guilty. Most of all guilty because you should have fought. Especially if you're Mercy and you fight everything.”
Patricia Briggs, Iron Kissed

Pamela Erens
“Her mother’s quiet disapproval and withdrawal was a death in itself, and Franckline’s despair at it was transmitted, she was sure of it, to the child. She transgressed twice, first by making the child, then by giving it her despair, the despair that left it unable to live.”
Pamela Erens, Eleven Hours

“He tore off her pajamas. She wasn't out with a fresh face of makeup with her hair done or a short dress, she was asleep two rooms down from her parents. The windows were open; her mother liked to keep them open in the fall as the September air filled the house. Her mother thought they were too far for someone to even try to break in the house but someone did. He slipped the window screen open very gently and climbed on in. He knew where she was for her parents had invited him over. Quickly he slipped on top of her with a hand over her mouth and his weight pressing her down. Whispering to be quiet as he pulled their pants off. Her screams were muffled by the screeching of the bed and his hand that shut her mouth. He finished and left, she was left shaking and crying.”
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Shaheen Akhtar
“আবেদের মাথায় কিছু কথা ঢোকে, কিছু ঢোকে না। তবে অবাক হওয়ার পর সে হতাশ হয় এই ভেবে যে, তাকে হারিয়ে মেয়েটার মনে কোন হাহাকার নেই। সে যদি চাকরি চাওয়ার পরিবর্তে তার গালে দুটি চড় মারতো, তাহলে আবেদের ভালো লাগতো। তার নবলব্ধ ক্ষমতা সার্থক হতো। অর্থ-বিত্ত, ভালো একটা বাড়ি, সুন্দরী স্ত্রী পুরুষের সব নয়। আরো লাগে। এসবের একটা হলো, যাকে সে ছেঁড়া কাপড়ের পুঁটুলি বানিয়ে ছুঁড়ে ফেলে দিয়েছে রাস্তায়, কুকুরীর মত পুরুষটির পদতলে তার বারবার ফিরে আসা। মেয়েটি সেইভাবে আসেনি। সে নিজের তালে আছে। কিন্তু যুদ্ধের আগে তো এমন ছিল না। তখন বিয়ে ছাড়া যে মেয়ে আর কিছু বুঝতো না, কয়টা পুরুষের নিচে শুয়েছে যে, এখন আর পুরুষ নয়, হন্য হয়ে চাকরি খুঁড়ছে? চেহারায় কেমন রান্ডি রান্ডি ভাব। যেন দুনিয়া জয় করে ফিরেছে। বীরাঙ্গনা মানে অসহায়-নির্যাতিত নারী, সহানুভূতির আড়ালে মানুষ সর্বান্তকরনে তাদের ঘৃনাই করে। তারপর এতো সাহস সে কোথায় পায় যে, প্রাক্তন প্রেমিকের কাছে প্রেম ফেরত না চেয়ে, চাকরি চাইতে আসে?”
Shaheen Akhtar, তালাশ

“They say rape is the practice of sexual intercourse without consent but in my case, I did consent. I knew it wasn’t him. I could tell it was another person that was in that room with me. Have you ever watched the movie “Face off”? They had this ‘hand-down-the-face’ touch that distinguished the bad guy from the good guy. I remember touching his face, I knew it wasn’t him.”
Lunga Noélia Izata, The story is about me

“Every time a dog humps your leg, you're being raped. #metoo”
Oliver Markus Malloy, Inside The Mind of an Introvert

“She felt it every night; a familiar pain in her loin, a gasp of air, the numbness and the nauseousness, the rapid heartbeat, but he was never physically there. He was there only for the first time, only for 238 seconds; not for the rest of her life but it didn't feel any different.”
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