“When my father realized how much I could contribute to the family financially, he welcomed me back. Because of my father, I shall always look at men skeptically”.
“This man had thrown all my property out of the house. My laptop, my television, my clothing, everything was out there in the rain, and in the open for anyone to pick”.
The rape alone was not enough to traumatize Melanie.
“I called a friend to drive me to the police station, because I knew the stage where I had gotten the rider”, she said.
“I was livid and my first reaction was to beat him to within an inch of his life”, she complained.
“But I knew that if I did so, the other men would attack me.
Unfortunately, women are not viewed as trophy objects in romantic relationships alone. A woman has the responsibility to do as her family wants or she will be deemed a disgrace and disowned.