Voices for Gulnaz; the Victim of Rules and Society; A Piece for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence,
A twenty years old girl sitting on the floor of the prison, with a little baby girl in her arms, she is feeding the baby. There we can see only an image of a mother, feeding her child.
I opened the CNN news website and read about the story of Gulnaz. Before reading the news, I went through the video, where the woman could speak in my home-country's language. I watched the video, I could only hear her voice, because there was only voice capturing my whole sould and I could only focus on her tone. There was no words for her story but a big piece of her misery in her words.
Everyone can find from the video that maybe Gulnaz's heart has turned to mountains, the blood drowning in her nerves might have been turned to cold water, maybe her pain is beyond our imagination.
No one knows the further story of Gulnaz. Because she is not allowed to tell her story, her pain, her miseries, and her choices.
In the second glance to the video, Gulnaz says, “His dress and hands were dirty as well as he had a bad smell.”
Gulnaz a 19 yrs old girl has been raped by her cousin's husband in a ghastly room of her own fatherhood house. The horrible figured creature locked the doors and closed the windows. She started screaming, his hammering hands locked her voice inside, she could not shout, she could not move, and she remained a nearly-dry drop of water under the stiff gray rock of desert. She was lost in the harass of livelihood, voiceless and guilty.
Till now, if any Afghan woman, who become the victims of rape, would have been killed, burned, or buried alive under the ground. People's mind never carve on the thought of blaming the rapists. The society responses, "It is woman's fault that shows herself to the man, so she has to be blamed first."
Even a woman within the same society says, "A raped woman should be killed, she does not deserve to live anymore. She is dirty now, impure, and taboo for generation and our cultures."
So in this case, Gulnaz is the lucky one, she got to live in jail, for some other women of same feelings. However, for educated, liberated, and open-minded women, it is still one of the injustices that are making her to suffer life of a dead person.
The court has been declared that, she has had two options; either spends 12 years in jail with her baby girl or to marry the rapist after 3 years of sentence in prison.
She became pregnant; the society started blaming her for being raped. The society and family accused her and the government jailed her for 12 years.
There is only one way for Gulnaz to be released after three years from the irony cage of jail, to agree to marry the rapist. Should Gulnaz suffer a life of being raped all the time? Should she live with the rapist under his heavy body and dirty smell forever? What about the rapist, should he enjoy raping her again and again?
No one knows; expect women of Afghanistan about,
What is the Afghan government’s declaration of sentence for the rapist? Nothing,
Why the Afghan government does not sentence him for 12 years? He is a man, the perfect human.
Why Afghan women have to be blamed for being the victim of rapists? She is a woman, a toy for man.