The Rape of Dr. Shazia Khalid
I don't know if any of you have heard the horrowing story of the rape of Dr. Shazia Khaled in Pakistan, and what she had to endure for actually reporting it. The Pakistani government and officials tried to stick her in a psych ward and claim she is crazy, then confied her to her home for 2 months, then started spreading allegations that she is a loose woman and then deported her out of her country without her son for doing nothing more but insisting on reporting the rape to the Pakistani Police and demanding Justice. She now lives in a one room apartment in london with her husband who refused to divorce her-despite his family pressuring him- or blame her for anything and thus cost himself his job, his family and his life. I don't think , even when i am writing those words, that I have allowed myself to fully comprehend her story and what it says about the world we live in. It personally sickens me that the Pakistani government and officials would do that to her. I mean, don't those people have sisters or mothers or daughters? In a country where a woman is raped every 2 hours, wouldn't they want laws in place to protect- at least- their own women? Who am I kidding? They are the ones probably doing the raping. Of course they wouldn't want such laws to be in place. This story is not the first of its kind it seems. To the women who read this blog: Count your blessings and thank your gods for not being born or living in Pakistan. Seriously.