When was the last time someone told you about a mental abuse or a physical one and you just reacted saying “ohh” and moved on easily without really knowing what the person is going through. People who go through this agony are often termed as victims but I’d rather say that they are survivors. Despite of all the odds they still stood up and are living a normal life until someone brings up this topic. Just became there wasn’t penetration doesn’t mean that act didn’t destroy your soul. Molestation is as grieve crime as rape.
Just because things didn’t escalate, you can’t term it as normal and ask people to let it go. You wouldn’t know how much of that costed how many lives, you don’t know how many of the survivors are still struggling to forget that so little act, somehow they are convinced that it was their fault. Individuals are taught from the childhood that situations like this are “normal” and not much of a big deal. How is not much of a big deal when that mere act of some perv lead to someone destroying their life either by ending it or by living in depression. Why it that people don’t really open up and stand against what’s been done wrong to them ? Why is it always that the family thinks of a society before their children. We need to enlighten the crowd about what is normal and what is not. We need to make that understand that it’s a good thing to stand up against something that’s been going on for decades which normally people are turning a blind eye to. We need to imbibe in them the sense of responsibility that they need to find ways to mend ways to if not compensate for the agony but atleast give them a relief that it’s a good thing to come out against anyone who’s done wrong. Doesn’t matter what gender you are, you don’t need to blame yourself for this, it wasn’t your fault that s/he was not taught right. You don’t need to be shameful for what you haven’t done. To everyone who has or has not found the courage to speak up their souls, this is to them, it’s ok; we are here for you.