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A dismissed coherence

A dismissed coherence

Written February 2011

i have met one girl in the Beirut suburbs, she said she is an artist and a film maker,
i was totally traumatized when Julia started developing and telling about a brother of her that hits and harass her on a regular basis as a criminal since a two years period.
Julia said : 'he mostly do scaring sounds that makes me feel in an horror movie, he has knives and he tells me his intensive wishes to cut me into slices and how is this such an accomplishment for his self satisfactions..
he comes home once in a while and seek me ..
seeks violence in fact. he doesn't read and books do not interest him as his better preferences are body building and knives !'
i was totally shocked when she continued :
'in fact not only him do these acts of violence against me,
my family is a very rich one, i have a sister that works in a commercial production and she has not only millions but billions and ownership to various buildings in here which makes of her a capitalist abuser with no mercy .
i went to one anti violence organisation in here to tell them about my story,
my family hired various Asian maids and they do not hesitate to mistreat them and exploit them in all ways.
my struggle is ongoing and the promise of a legal support has no rush !
January 2011 was last time my brother left marks on my body and my mothers nails scratched deeply my skin .
i am an artist, a film maker and a poetess and i have as a 200 hundred books collection in my room that once they decided to destroy to transform it into a fashionable trendy space for their own visitors.
i had collected various for my readings and i study authors and philosophers as Michel Foucault , Gille Deleuze and others ,,
'my brother hate books maybe he hates me for this reason' she said .
an echo of this story left me with an unanswered questioning on the notion of violence , terror , and punishment.
today i see a new article saying that one coalition in Lebanon wants to arm maids with guns for a serlf defense procedure ,
and i stay stuck on these news not caring really concerning their credibility rather questioning what violence is and how to think alternatives in a turbulence of unheard voices and dismissed echoes in a non-ending struggles and sufferings thirsty for a basis of decency.



binapatel33's picture

Dear Mo, Thank you for

Dear Mo,
Thank you for sharing your story. Does your mother abuse you? What about your father? Can you ask your parents to send you to a school in a foreign country? This way you receive an education and are out of the house?

You need to become strong and face them. Once they realize that you are strong, your brother and mother will not hurt you. Be strong and show your strenght. If anything, please try and stay with your sister. If that is not an option, can you please attend a school abroad? This will be for your safety, sanity and happiness.

Kind Regards,
Bina Patel
hc Mediate, LLC

transformation's picture

Dear binapatel33 , please

Dear binapatel33 , please read again the post ! the author of the post ,is not the girl Julia who is abused ...

Nosotros los más pequeños, debemos convertirnos en un nudo de resistencia en contra de la mentira y guardar la verdad, mantenerla y difundirla. (subcomandante Insurgente Marcos)

Beverly Rose's picture


Dear Mo,

So much violence! I wonder why that family is so violent? It seems that Julia trusted you to tell you that story; how have you been able to support and empower her? What other steps can be taken to keep women and children safe?

I hope you continue to do what you can to end violence against women.
In peace,

Linda M. Ando's picture

End the Violence...

It is very concerning to hear about the level of violence and abuse within this family. Not feeling safe within your own family is alarming and the disrespect of her personal belongings may require her to seek independence and a support group/community. Abuse is abuse and being terrorized by her brother is not okay. I hope she takes action to protect herself and feel empowered. I am glad she felt comfortable to share her story with you, first step to break the control her abusers have over her and not isolate her from people who care. The psychological abuse is terrifying as well. May she find safety and support to end this violence.

We care about her well being! As a poet and filmmaker, she may be able to use her voice to address the domestic violence against women. It takes courage as her safety is endanger and requires the support of others and justice system for protection.

Take good care!


With Gratitude,

Linda M. Ando

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