Sohaila Abdulali Interview

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I just listened to this interview with Sohaila Abdulali, the author of the book What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape. This is an incredibly lucid, pragmatic, sensitive and occasionally funny interview.

On rape and the conversation about rape by Sohaila Abdulali (This is Hell)

“I never forgot what happened to me. I wouldn’t say I ‘got over’ it, in the same sense I wouldn’t say I ‘got over’ the fact that my father died. Both of those things are awful, but here I am. I figured it out. I feel bad sometimes, and often I don’t. I’m not quite sure why we put rape in this entirely separate category − and then even as I say that, I realize it IS in a separate category, because it’s this complicated issue.”

It’s 47 minutes long and well-worth your time.