Analysis Of Pinki Virani's Bitter Chocolate

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According to Dr. Preethi, “No child is safe; every child is vulnerable to sexual abuse”. In her documentary "The Children We Sacrifice" sexually abused children are called the victims of a culture that prioritizes family harmony, honour and duty more than individual trauma and pain. The "Silence about Sex" culture forbids parents from talking to their children about sexuality, and frowns upon any non-sexual intimate relationship with the opposite gender.
For ages, women lived under the protection of either parents or husband or her children. This pattern of living, even though made her life safe and smooth, in reality, drove her into an unenviable state of slavery and dependence. The new education has awakened her to her real self. As a result of this, she starts craving for independent and self-reliant status in life. And in order to achieve this, she begins to shed her timidity
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The non-fiction has earned its best-selling author Pinki Virani international plaudit for being the first in the Indian subcontinent to courageously speak up as a victim of incest and rape. She has been presented with a National Award by the Government of India. Accessible yet comprehensive, Bitter Chocolate is written for the young parent and guardian, principal and teacher, judge and police, lawyer and public and prosecutor, teenager and tomorrow’s citizen.
The author boldly admits to the world that she is also one among the suffering and victimized children. She attempts in all spheres of her life that each time one falls down one must simply pick up oneself after weeping a bit, brush away the tears and dirt and move on. “But I would also be truthful when I say this: I have no compulsion to tell the world about the sexual abuse in my childhood. I refuse to be a victim”

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