La activista neoyorquina Amber Amour compartió a través de su cuenta de Instagram la dolorosa experiencia que sufrió durante la gira que realizó en Sudáfrica sobre la sensibilización hacia la violencia sexual ‘Stop Rape: Educate’ (‘Pongamos fin a las violaciones’).
Irónicamente, mientras esperaba a un amigo que nunca llegó, un desconocido la invitó a su hostal en la ciudad de Cape Town para que se diera una ducha, pero sus intenciones eran otras, pues ya en la regadera, abusó de ella.
«Yo había estado muy enferma los dos días anteriores y me pareció un milagro que me ofrecieran una ducha caliente».
La publicación, acompañada de una foto de Amber sentada y llorando en un baño, relata como ‘Shakir’ la violó:
«Estaba completamente vestida hasta que me arrancó la ropa», cuenta.
Tras sus declaraciones, aparecieron miles de comentarios donde los usuarios muestran indignación y apoyo a la joven.
It was only a few minutes ago but sometimes these things happen so fast it's hard to remember all the details…. I've been sick for the past 2 days and today was my first day out. I went back to my old hostel to leave a note for a friend, Nick. There was another guy there, Shakir, who was desperately trying to get with me. I kissed him once but he seemed drunk so I told him it was bad timing, I had already met someone. Before heading out, I went upstairs to say hi to one more friend, Clyde from the states. Shakir followed me upstairs and said he was going to take a shower. He invited me to join. I said yes because the water at my current hostel is pretty cold and after 2 days of being sick, I just really wanted a hot shower. As soon as I got in the bathroom, he forced me to my knees. I said "stop!" but he just got more violent. He lifted me up and put his penis in my vagina. I asked him to stop, again, as I began to cry. When he shoved it in my ass, that's when I passed out. I woke up a few minutes later and saw him trying to creep out the door. When he saw that I was awake, he came back to finish me off in the shower. I have all those fucked up feelings that we get after rape…shame, disgust, suffering. I'm here, alone, and any DNA has been wiped away in the shower. The South African police will just roll their eyes when I walk in. Feeling sicker than ever now. Needless today, I'm going to disappear for a bit. Just need to enjoy the freaking sun and call my friends and family in the states. Love you guys. Thank you for always being there for me. All the more reason to continue @stoprapeeducate but not today. Today, I need rest. #StopRapeEducate
Fuente: SDP Noticias