So many times I have been almost ridiculed when trying to get help to stop the men from asserting themselves on me. One authority said I was imagining things. The other asked me how I know they are predatory and stalking me. Asking this question the first time with care and concern is one thing but to continuously respond this way to a woman who is well credited, educated and of sound mind and body is ludicrous, insensitive to the issue and seemingly corrupted.
The main concern that I think many men in leadership roles disregard about such acts of violence (whether psychological or physical) is the impact such violence can have on a victim. As a victim, well trained in mind practices and mind health through more than a decade as a meditator and teacher of an ancient spiritual practice, I see what such violent assaults can do to a woman's mental capacities. Not only defile and impair a woman's mental abilities but to assert control when a woman makes a choice that the perpetrator does not agree with (well after the act of violence). There is a territorial right that men can claim when these assaults continue and they are able to assert themselves with such force on a victim. Imagine if the assaults are from a group of men on an ongoing basis rather than one man!
Ongoing assaults can change a woman to the point where she is discredited in her community because these men are able to defile to this extent. The victim cannot be heard and witnessed authentically. The victim is at the hands of the perpetrator and our system of law (that is still very insensitive to women and their rights).
It is important that I share this experience so that there is a public witnessing of the atrocity that domestic violence and such bullying can have on our culture and way of life. The need to secure every person from harm is essential.