Menstrual taboos

I grew up in a moderately traditional Indian/Hindu household and every month when my period decided to pay me a visit, there were strict rules which had to be followed. “You’re not allowed to go to the Mandir (temple)”. “You’re not allowed to participate in [insert random religious activity here]”. “You can attend but sit … Continue reading Menstrual taboos

Why I didn’t report it: he was my cousin

He was my cousin. He was bullied by others because he was very overweight. He was insecure because girls didn’t like him. He was sad that girls made fun of him. So he used to molest me in secret at family gatherings. I was only 7 years old. I never told anyone.