Charlotte's Passionate Plea for Humanity





by allistar marunya

Each and everyday we hear cases of abuse and psychopathic men taking advantage of women who cannot fight for themselves.
Here is the story of one such woman who went through abuse but has used every ounce of energy and will she has to fight it, her name is Charlotte Gumbi born in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

"My parents moved around a lot growing up, at times we would change schools twice a year" she says, which I find to be really sad and I can imagine how difficult it must have been on her and her siblings. She loves cartoons and feels that there are her escape from this world that is so cruel beyond measures.
Towards the end of 2015 she met a guy whom she dated for about three months, she then decided to end the relationship when the guy started displaying obsessive signs and they just couldn't see eye to eye because he used to be controlling,
"We were two different people" she says.

When she tried to end the relationship the guy refused to let her go and that's when he started harassing her. She then did all she could to stop him from harrasing her and blocked him on all her social networks but the guy still could not read the signs. He then started stalking her and coming to her house unannounced, as if that was not enough he started sending her all sorts of horrible degrading text messages calling her all kinds of dirty names. This guy was out to get her to the point that he started sending naked pictures of her to her family and friends in an attempt to make her appear promiscuous.

This shows how some men can be so cruel, he didn't even consider, not even once how she'd feel and how this would break her. This creep humiliated her so much that she was even scared to leave her house and starved herself .

She couldn't figure out how she had let this happen considering the fact that this wasn't the first time she had been victimized and stripped of her dignity.
The first time she was a victim was when she was 7 years old, her mom and dad were at work when her uncle came to their house and stole her innocence and left her with scars to live with for the rest of her life.

This is an issue that cannot go unsaid and shows just how messed up our world ls. What normal uncle, in his right senses would do such a terrible deed to his own niece? This is messed up and as women we need to stand up against being taken advantage of, being molested by these cruel molesters, honestly.
As she was just about to move on with her life, to let the things of the past not determine her future, she became a victim again, another uncIe of hers tried to rape her again but by God's grace she was able to escape. I fail to understand if these molesters cannot use their brains , how do they live with their selves after committing such terrible deeds? Highschool came and here was this boy that thought he has the right to do whatever he wanted to any girl he wanted and sadly Charlotte became a victim again for the 3rd time, she was raped by this boy at school.

It's so sad how this cycle of her being a victim is continuous. She was a victim as a child ,a victim as a teenage girl and a victim again as a woman. This breaks my heart honestly ,do these men ever consider the fact that, what if that was their daughter, sister or mother being treated like that? Do they ever put themselves in the shoes of their victim or all they care about is satisfying themselves at the expense of the victims?
I was so broken when I learnt about all she's been through but proud at the same time of the strong woman she has become and her being able to stand up, not just for herself but for women everywhere!



Charlotte decided to start a Non-Profit Human Rights Organization called Humanity Must Rise to try and restore humanity.
"We run regular campaigns on creating awareness about cyber bullying and body shaming and also reminding the world how to correctly use the internet, because the internet is the most powerful tool known to men, it connects us all no matter where we are in the world, the internet was not created to cause harm, deep down we all know the difference between right and wrong, we were all taught to do unto others as you'd have them do unto you.
"I still have unwavering faith in humanity and believe that the world can be saved even after everything the world has put me through, I still believe that the world is not such a bad place, it just needs a little healing" she said.

"I speak at schools, creating awareness and motivating the youth because the children are the future, they are the future leaders of this world, we need to teach them love and make them aware of the risks of treating others badly", she added.

Never have I ever hated men so much and this is not to discriminate against men but we as the world, we as the people need to stand together and stop these women abusers from hurting any more of our women.
Her parting words to me were "Be a nice human" and I believe we can all be nice humans.



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