Dad sexually assaulted me. "At home, i'm the only one who will do that," he said. If you go outside, there will be a dozen men who rape you, more dangerous. I gave birth to a baby, and she could only be pretended to be my sister. And my beastly father said that when she grows up, he will also rape me like a violation of her. This year's women's film show's real-life documentary, "Sympathy with the Same Land", is here to offer you a hot film review.

The 26th Taiwan International Women's Film Festival, with the theme of "Control", explores how women under the patriarchy are controlled and oppressed, and how they try to break free. The programme unit "After the #MeToo" provides moviegoers with an understanding of the journey of victims and others by presenting a variety of forms of sexual violence.

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"Afghanistan gave me not but pain. Nobody listened to me until I went on TV."
"Afghanistan brings me only pain. No one wants to listen to me until I'm on TV. 」
- Khatera Gulzad

In Afghanistan, inadequate protection systems for victims of sexual assault have led to many women seeking help and making it impossible to speak out. Khatera Gulzad was sexually assaulted by her father for a long time, and was repeatedly pregnant and miscarried. She gave birth to two children as "evidence" so that her father could be truly brought to justice.

In the face of this case, the government departments kicked each other. In order to keep her family safe, Katla decided to go on television to publicly sue his father, seeking the last glimmer of hope.

"I'm raped, I'm dirty" How society treats women's sex

"You wash your dirty laundry in public."
"You do this, it's a family ugliness." 」

After the show aired, Katla received such criticism and verbal abuse. She and her mother and children had to keep moving, and there were always neighbors who asked them to leave because Katla had been raped in the past. In the legal case, lawyers say, Katla must prove she was involuntarily to have a better chance of winning the case, or she would be arrested for unlawful sexual conduct.

From these two phenomena, it can be seen that Afghan society still tends to review victims of sexual assault rather than perpetrators. (Extended reading:"Is the body picked up a woman's life? The ubiquitous rape culture rape Culture)

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Society as a whole blames the victim more than the victim for the rape, and asks the victim to review his or her actions, rather than the atrocities of the rapist.


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"Shut up! When a woman is forced to squeal

When Katra was sexually assaulted by her father, she asked him why she did it.

"My child i'm just be kind to you. Every dos this."
"Boy, I'm just loving you, and all fathers will do it." 」
Katla's father.

The father threatened Katla, not to say it, or if the outsider knew, it would lead to more men raping her.

Zhang Yifen, in his essay on "people's eyes", explains how a man sees sex as a power show: "In the framework of patriarchy, a man's lust strengthens his motivation for achievement." A woman's lust drive destroys her motivation for achievement, strengthening her sense of dependence, second-class consciousness, and protection. 」

In addition to his father, Katla's brother and uncle were also oppressors. The younger brother blamed her for making the matter public, so that he couldn't find a job, and her uncle tried to exonerate her father and obstruct her from making a complaint.

"Instead of go on TV, you had've had've've ve've kept kept your mouth shout. "
"You should shut up and not go on TV." 」
- Katla's brother.

Women are often subordinated to the family, and sociologist Allan G. Johnson puts it: "The focus is not on their relationship with children, but on their relationship with men, starting with the father and then continuing into the position of the husband and other male authority." 」

"Fathers, brothers, uncles, neighbors. They all believe they have right right to speak on on our behalf, and make decisions for us. That's why story s are never-head, butth buried us under."
"Fathers, brothers, uncles, or neighbors always believe they have the power to speak for us and make decisions. That's why our story can never be heard, as if buried under ground. 」
- Katla

How many women "I must speak out" have experienced the same experience

In Afghanistan, women are often forced to be invisible. In the face of a gender-friendly social atmosphere, these women's voices are always invisible. (Recommended reading: Kang Tingyu X women fan Audrey: how long is civilization, how long the history of telling women to shut up is long)

"Every woman in this country has a sein owners. It's always s bed like this."
"Every woman in this country has a hundred masters. That's how it works. 」
- Katla

Cattrall made a brave decision. Instead of silencing, she was silent, but chose to stand in front of the television, accuse her father and question the society.

"I think I was right, be mymy a my will grow up one day and become a woman. I don't want her to ever go what i went."
"I think I'm right, because my daughter will grow up and become a woman, and I don't want her to go through the same thing as me." 」
- Katla


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In the documentary "Sympathy in the Same Place", we see not only patriarchy, but also how a woman can speak up in a difficult situation and defend herself and the rights of other women.

"It make me think maybe there ssiar sylweds of girls like me."
"It makes me think, maybe there are hundreds of girls like me. 」
- Katla

Everything is hard. Confront the perpetrators, the perpetrators, the patriarchy, the unfriendly world. What we can do is work hard in the part we can give. Some things, such as violence, such as gender issues, have always existed, but we didn't see them.

From now on, let's just say, speak, after all, as Katla says in the film, "This is not a secret." 」