The Burden of Sexual Abuse

Ramblings of an unconventional Muslimah


I wanted this to be as factual and as academic as possible. Then the goal became to write a story that would be cathartic enough to make the reader feel the pain of a little Indian girl whose uncle sneaks into her room when the parents leave for work at night.

I wanted to tell the story of a little boy whose older cousin said, “Let’s play doctor. I’ll give you an exam,” and took him to the basement and raped him multiple times. Or the story of a five-year-old whose “play” cousins told him, “If you want to play with us you will have to suck all our penises, or we’ll beat you up.” Or the story of the story of the girl who broke her hip whose father told her, “I must help clean you …let me get between your legs.” And he took a little too long…

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About Papatia

Papatia Feauxzar is an Author and Muslim Publisher who holds a Master degree in Accounting with a concentration in Personal Finance. She now works from home alhamdullilah. You can visit her website at or her sister's website
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4 Responses to The Burden of Sexual Abuse

  1. Lovely post and very sensitively written, kuddos to the writer.

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