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Ladies, its time we start talking about rape. Rape is not just vaginal penetration but oral and anal too. This can be done with either genitals or other object’s. As we know rape is a big challenge in our country. And sadly we have one of the highest rape statistics in the world. We live in a society where we as young women are raised to act, dress and behave in a particular manner. This is because we are told that we will entice men into raping us if we don’t behave. It can however not be my responsibility to control how someone acts; I can’t be blamed for someone raping me.