I have never been sorry for being born a girl. But I have a secret to reveal. My bleeding heart has led me to live a very sad life. Not just for a day, a week nor an year, but for the better part of my life. A girl's life has been in danger. Living in fear has become our norm. Not only from strangers but also from our own family members and guardians.
These rapists and pedophiles are sparing non. From toddlers, adults and even our very old grandmothers. Our brothers, fathers, uncles and neighbors are no longer our guardians but predators. Where are the lawmakers? Where are the girl child's advocates?
But we have also failed as women. This behavior of undressing our young ones in public should stop. It's our duty to teach and protect their womanhood since childhood. A child should grow knowing that her private parts are private and no unauthorized person should have a look or a touch at them. I remember some years back, a friend of mine experienced a very painful moment when she found her two year old daughter bleeding in pain. Upon interrogations, she got a very loud shock on realizing out that her 12 year old son was the suspect. After the boy was questioned about the evil act, he shamelessly and innocently answered. "I have only used one of my fingers to know the depth of the (hole)." A very embarrassing moment to the parents.
My fellow women, this is our fight. Let's not give it a rest until we restitute our lost dignity.