Ex house of the biggest tv reality show in Nigeria, Khafi was raped but kept mum on the incident because the first and only person she eventually told blamed her and made her look guilty and dirty for being the victim.
The ex BBNaija Housemate disclosed her experience on Twitter on Tuesday. She never reported the rape case as the person she confided in blamed her for being raped and that weakened her morale.
Yes this did happen to me. I’m sharing in the hope that others will feel no shame in sharing what happened to them. Please don’t deflect or say it is not my story when it was already hard enough sharing it.
— ACupOfKhafi ☕️💛 (@KhafiKareem) June 2, 2020
Kafi’s revelation came out as other people speak out about the rape of Vera Uwaila Omozuwa who was raped at a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) branch in Benin, Edo State in Nigeria.
Vera’s case has opened a can of worms via which many people revealed cases of abuse they’ve always kept secret.
Research revealed that a reasonable number of women don’t report rape or abuse for fear of being blamed by the society.
It is theorised that men blame women more for being raped.
Some people blamed Vera and asked what she was doing in church.
It is not uncommon to see a trend in many cases of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and rape where the women are blamed.
Some blamed them for the way they dress, others blame them for visiting someone or being with someone in a private space.
There have been lots of cases of violence against women that highlight the victim-blaming culture we live in.
One of the most popular cases of victim blaming is the case of a 16-year-old girl who was raped in Steubenville, Ohio in the United States of America.
Many blamed the victim and a judge in Steubenville was shot outside his courthouse, and authorities said the shooter was the father of one of the young men convicted in the 2012 crime.
The Steubenville, Ohio trial saw two male high school football players found guilty of raping a sixteen-year-old girl who was unable to consent to sexual activity after drinking alcohol at a party.
Judge Joseph J. Bruzzese Jr. was shot on Monday morning outside the Jefferson County Courthouse, according to the Washington Post. The judge, who was carrying a gun, returned fire, as did a probation officer, and the shooter was killed.
The shooter was identified as Nathaniel Richmond, the father of Ma’lik Richmond, a Steubenville High School football player who was convicted of rape in the 2012 case.
Apparently Nathaniel shot the judge on the conviction that his son was innocent and the victim may be the one to blame.