Forced marriage: One British woman’s story shows how much it matters to step up the fight

“He said, ‘You’ve probably done it before with other guys,’ and I thought, ‘How can you use me like that?’ I’d never done anything sexual before. I pushed him off me and told him to stop. I was crying and said, ‘I’m not going to marry your brother. How can you think so disgustingly that you want me to be with your brother, and you’re doing this to me?’ He said, ‘He won’t mind. He’ll never find out because you’re not going to tell a soul and I’m not. And if you do, no one will believe you. They’ll always think you were the whore.’”

  • BillyHW

    “British” “family”.

  • k1992

    I wonder how many Pakistani Muslim girls feel similarly, but just give in to the pressure from their families and male relatives. And so the cycle perpetuates itself. But at least a few do stand up and break free. For instance, Hannah Shah: