“I LIVED, DAMMIT !”

She stands about six feet tall, with the wingspan of a WNBA Center, imposing! Imagine someone attacking this statuesque figure standing up, a better advantage if, she is lying down.

This is what happened to AMA CHANDRA, in the summer of 2015. She has a scar right down the middle of her chest, where the attempted rapist tried to end her life with a knife, while she slept. Another woman added to the statistics of abuse of women by their male counterparts.

It is reported that one out of every four women will be abused during their lifetime; but why is that? It is believed that this psychological problem, springs from a place of inferiority, and with the images of superiority blazed on the television, and movie screens, the need to be level with what is imagined gives birth “to be like Mike”, and have dominance. The video games like GRAND THEFT AUTO, are not helping.

The martial arts schools for many have becomes the baby sitters in the evening; contact sports have risen in popularity, the political climate has become more confrontational, “take him out!” espouses one or more Presidential candidates.

Cell phones have also contributed this ballooning sexual disease. Sending texts, looking at images on Facebook, allow closet freaks to conjure up ideas of sexual possession of females they can never have, unless they use some video trick.

Women are more sexual objects today, than even before. Boyfriends, who are denied cohabitation are not the only ones raping. Chandra is outgoing, hugs everyone, and who knows she probably hugged her intended assaulter, because he could not seduce her  face to face.

We need to look at the school curriculum to reverse this social morbidity. The social studies classes need to address this phenomenon, helping students to develop moral platelets to harness their heaving body parts. To have face to face discussions that include the phrase, “you’re sexually provocative, today”.

Yes, “I Lived dammit” might be Ama Chandra’s shout today, but as she has said in the video, many of her sisters , victims of such domestic violence, did not make it. Ask yourself, are you contributing to the recruitment of rape victimization?