Nigeria’s Faux Modest Culture.

“You went visiting a man alone, what did you think would happen?” Those were the first words my friend, Bintu received from her family when she placed a phone call home informing them that she had been raped. She had dropped by her boyfriend’s place to talk things out because their two-year relationship was suffering. That evening, he invited himself into her body without her consent as some form of tasteless retaliation for whatever it was their union was undergoing. Bintu suffered chronic pelvic pain and vaginal inflammation forcing her to remain in the hospital weeks after the event. Her family disregarded the emotional and psychological trauma the rape had caused her, and resorted instead to […]

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