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Today, after failing for the nth time to confront her father, this young woman, once again wishes to be that five-year-old girl who feared nothing.
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A personal account of how women submit to spousal abuse and why they shouldn't.
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Those stories have it all, drama, spice, sex. That is why the media finds them interesting and gets involved. 
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Journalist talks about child sexual abuse and domestic violence in her new book 'This Unquiet Land: Stories from India’s Fault Lines'.
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Mira was married at the age of 18 to a handsome army officer. They made a picture-perfect couple to the world, but the reality of this marriage was...
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10 years ago, the government enacted the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, but its implementation remains plagued by challenges.
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Why did I choose Meera’s story for my first book? Her life, personality, sufferings, have something that every woman has faced, at least once.
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I fear being in a relationship, where the woman may hold the power to accuse me of rape in case the companionship may not progress as she may have planned.
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I was reading The Hindu at 10 p.m. one night and found the story of a woman who was brutally beaten and raped.
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If we amend laws like section 375, 376 we are simultaneously breaking down stereotypes and providing deserved justice.
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I had an over-romantic idea of love: the "I will tolerate anything for love" kind.
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This relationship, although highly toxic, had become my life and I couldn’t picture my life in any other way.
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Sometimes, it’s easier to discuss the deepest, darkest concerns with a stranger than turn to those around us.
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The very approach of treating marriage and acts within marriage as sacred makes these visible atrocities invisible to law.
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The real problem never lied in the fact that he was abused and neglected by his parents; rather, it was his inability to share these incidents with anyone.
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Within seconds, she lashed back, eternally silencing her child’s father, a man who had tormented her mind and body for too long.
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How 'sacred' is sexual abuse?
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Most women claimed that while there were times when their husbands beat them physically, the real and the lasting pain came from mental torture.
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Why is it so hard to see black and blue?
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Sexual abuse that continued for 17 years, to eight members of a 13 member over-valued joint family, where none of the male members knew about it...
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"For weeks, I could not walk properly. I have had my head banged on the wall so many times that I even fainted once."
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“As I sat hunched over a stove in the kitchen, he came in from behind, splayed my back with kerosene oil, threw in a lighted match and ran away.”

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