by Kenechi Uzochukwu
I wish to apologise to those hurt by my recent articles on rape published on Ynaija website. Even though the articles were against rape I admit that it was insensitive and has hurt many.
I am stating categorically that rape is a despicable crime that I am against and will always be against. And I hope that men and women will work together to put an end to it.
Even though there is freedom of expression and that all people have opinions, expression of certain opinions should be curtailed in the interest of peace and when such opinions have the propensity to hurt others.
My views against rape has hurt respected friends and readers, and again, I apologise.
I hereby humbly request that the two articles be taken off the Ynaija websites and I respectfully request that no other medium should use the piece.
– Editor’s note: Kenechi Uzochukwu’s pieces have been put down from Ynaija.
First published on YNaija
Kenechi Uzochukwu is a satirical and witty Nigerian writer who published an article on Rape ‘Men can do nothing against rape’ from the perspective of men who are seemingly lured into rape by women. In that article, he tried to discuss ways in which women unwillingly (and/or unconsciously) make themselves potential victims. The article was published on Ynaija and received a lot of attention. His article was received badly due to the very harsh and blunt way it was written. There were rejoinders too. Many agree that the article seemed to support rape, a crime against humanity. This the author said, was not his intention.
To this end, Kenechi requested that the article be removed from the YNaija site where it was published and anywhere else it has appeared. He has also written the apology published above. Kenechi has iterated his stand against RAPE and hopes that everyone who felt offended by his earlier published article forgive his perceived stance.
Rape is a crime against humanity and must be STOPPED at all costs!
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