RTAG 14 TTSpeaking with POPSUGAR, Roberts said,” Every week I field comments and emails from men( always men) dishonor me or policing my weight. If you could see my inbox and some of the emails I get, you’d want to light things on fire .”
DTAG 12 TT RTAG 15 TTBTAG 5 TTWhat is it about humen? While women are praising and thanking Roberts for her message, men are over there guessing they have some sort of assert over women’s bodies and the right to tell them how they should look .
RTAG 21 TTShe’s much more composed and eloquent in her reaction than she had to be.” I hope the working day you can obtain the strength I’ve worked tirelessly for ,” Roberts wrote.” Until then, know that I will expend the rest of my life empowering the women you hope to shame. You will lose. You already are .”
Titled “Unable to breathe, ” the animated short follows the unnamed man as he’s arrested for suspicion of homosexuality, physically and mentally tortured for a week without food or water, and eventually flees the country, forced to leave his family behind. ( The subtitles are a bit small, so you may want to watch this full screen .)
“They beat me for several hours straight. They transgressed my rib. They use energy to torturing me they have this special coil and metallic peg. In the neighboring rooms, people were also interrogated and tortured. I could hear their screamings. The policemen wanted me to confess to being lesbian and to snitch on my friends, but I didnt break.”
The story takes a number of horrifying turns, but perhaps the most disturbing aspect is the portion where he reveals that the Chechen government wants households to murder their homosexual relatives.
“One of my relatives participates in ‘gay-hunts’, ” he says in the video. “He does not suspect me, so he told him that the police have already arrested about 200 people. The police are blackmailing their families, threatening the relatives with humiliation. They are forcing the families to ‘take care’ of them. It means to kill. If they dont do it, the police will. I dont know what to do.”
That’s why it’s so important that we don’t allow tales like these to only fade into the background. We must keep them front of intellect, and sharing the stories of those most affected by this barbaric treatment is one very important route to do that.