It is exhausting to see rape cases every week on social media. It is time for a change.
Let’s begin from some biblical rape cases:
DINAH : Dinah is the daughter of Jacob and Leah. Dinah was abducted and raped by Shechem. Shechem was circumcised and eventually killed by Dinah’s Brothers Simeon and Levi. (Genesis 30; Genesis 33:17-19; Genesis 34)
TAMAR: Tamar is the daughter of King David and sister of Absalom. Tamar was raped by her half-brother Amnon. When King David heard of her rape, he angered but did nothing. Two years later, Absalom took his revenge having Amnon murdered. (2nd Samuel 13).
Judges 19: 22- 26 depicts Gibeah and the Levite Concubine, in which the man sends out his concubine to a group of angry men, where they gang rape her. Afterwards, the man cuts up the body of his concubine into twelve pieces and sends them to the twelve tribes of Israel.
Toyin Salau, a beautiful soul who showed up to every protest she could. She spoke up about how she was sexually assaulted. Days later, she was found dead. It is very heart breaking. She was 19. I am her and she is me. #JusticeForToyin #JusticeForToyin Rest in Power Oluwatoyin Salau.
22 year old Uwavera Omozuwa was raped and murdered in Benin City. Justice must be fully served for the rape and murder of Uwa. #JusticeForUwa #JusticeForUwa
PLEASE STOP KILLING WOMEN!
WHERE IS IT SAFE TO BE A WOMAN?
I WON’T STOP FIGHTING FOR MY RIGHT TO BE A BLACK WOMAN TILL THE DAY I DIE.
I’ve been sexually harassed many times. On 21st March 2020, my friend and her little sister got robbed and raped at Calabar, Nigeria. My friend told me that the rapist asked her little sister if she enjoyed it. I was so traumatized to hear that from my closest friend in school. She didn’t tell her aunt because she didn’t want her aunt and her boyfriend to mock her 💔. I helped her with assistance from my friends and family.
Prayer can solve anything and everything. It’s time we pray about this. Prayers go a long way. We should try and pray to God.