She refused to date him, he attacked her with acid. What the what?

From Change.org:

Twenty-two-year-old Franca Ogbu has spent the past year in a hospital bed, after falling victim to an acid attack while studying at Federal University of Technology that left her in extreme pain and deeply disfigured. She has undergone 11 surgeries and needs 13 more — meanwhile, the perpetrator of this horrific assault remains out on the streets.

Fellow student Chibuzor Bright Nkire was promptly expelled, along with a group of accomplices, for pouring acid on Franca because she refused to date him. However, nobody has been prosecuted for this vile crime yet.

When we talk about street harassment we usually talk about verbal harassment, groping, public masturbation, assault… but acid attacks? We don’t often talk about them but we should.  So we’re starting to, right here, right now. SIGN THIS PETITION! Real justice is living in a world where these things never happen in the first place.  But until we get there — let’s at least hold the people that do these things accountable.

2 responses to “She refused to date him, he attacked her with acid. What the what?

  1. This crap stems from the same male sense of entitlement that fuels street harassment. Totally a continuum. Disgusting and sad!

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