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Jennylin's Sexual Abuse

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A seventeen-year-old girl named “Jennylin” was not given the time to mourn for her mother’s death because on the exact night of her mother’s funeral, Jennylin was repeatedly raped by her own uncle in different places, for a long amount of time. It was the start of the continuous sexual abuses the she had encountered in four long years. Jennylin endured the repetitive abuses of her uncle because of the threats her uncle was placing upon her siblings. It was not known to her that her siblings and cousins were also maltreated like she was. She regretted waiting for many years before seeking for help from the authorities. (Zambrano, 2010) Stories like this imply that incest, although a well-known taboo but a lesser known issue, is happening in
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