Flix Friday, March 13, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | March 13, 2015 | 11.07 am IST Suzette Jordan died of multiple organ failure a few hours ago, after suffering from meningoencephalitis for three days. One recognizes Suzette by her name because she chose to not let the label “Park Street Rape Victim” define her. Suzette leaves behind two teenaged daughters and a family. As news of her death spread, people on social media raised a virtual toast to her courage and spirit of fighting for justice, starting with herself and then for others like her.  She is one of the few Indian women who chose to reveal her identity, a year after she was sexually assaulted on February 5, 2012. In mid-2013, having decided to participate in a rally organized by women’s organisations, and decided she no longer wanted to be “The Park Street Rape Victim”. “I was sick of being called ‘Park Street’. I realized that I can’t fight this behind a mask. I had to make the point that we have nothing to be ashamed of. Society should be ashamed to make rape victims feel a stigma. Me? The ‘Park Street Rape Victim’? Bullshit! I’m a mother, I’m a daughter, I’m a sister. People depend on me and love me!” Suzette told a journalist. Just as Suzette refused to let herself be defined as the Park Street Rape Victim, others participated in her refusal along with her. Among the condolences that people expressed on social media, this particular feature stood out. Many people said they respected her decision to go public with her identity, others said they admired her courage and spirit to keep fighting.  RIP Suzette Jordan. You fought the good fight, better than the best did. — Amba (@MumbaiCentral) March 13, 2015 Suzette Jordan, I hope you are in a better place. RIP, sister. — Divya Arya (@divyaize) March 13, 2015 #RIP The long journey: From Park Street rape victim to Suzette Jordan via @firstpostin http://t.co/K6LEV4RyP1 — richa singh (@richa_singh) March 13, 2015 #SuzetteJordan Punished for being the rape victim. labelled a prostitute and an Anti-Govt conspirator http://t.co/p1xOZGMbP8 @vinitagsingh — Tinu Cherian Abraham (@tinucherian) March 13, 2015 RIP Suzette Jordan. Fought the good fight. Your FB header rings true: "Maybe it's not about the happy ending. Maybe it's about the story." — Nigel Britto (@NigelBritto) March 13, 2015 I am Suzette Jordan, my name is not 'Park Street Rape Survivor': Suzette was real the fearless one.No one hailed her,or raised Nirbhaya fund — Karuna John (@karunajohn) March 13, 2015 For her passion, her spirit and her bright smile, raise a toast to Suzette Jordan. We need people like her. #RIPSuzette — Deepanjana Pal (@dpanjana) March 13, 2015 RIP #Suzettejordan you were braver than the rest of us put together. Was an honour knowing u. http://t.co/HAzq3hSOE4 http://t.co/1EdW34Akt2 — Vinita A Shetty (@vinitagsingh) March 13, 2015 Suzette Jordan's courage was inspiring & the attitude of the Indian state appalling. https://t.co/f6aJRL8f2Y pic.twitter.com/jsYFNWCxNX — Ammu Kannampilly (@akannampilly) March 13, 2015 Immense respect for Suzette Jordan. Just heard the tragic news that she died today of meningitis. http://t.co/w8FBNbg1uT — Nilanjana Roy (@nilanjanaroy) March 13, 2015 RIP brave Suzette Jordan, one of the few rape survivors to go public. We all owe her a debt.http://t.co/cgicmEShXY — kavitharao (@kavitharao) March 13, 2015 Her name was #SuzetteJordan. RIP#Mamata, you killed her three years ago. Is this still natak sajano? — Newspauper (@ippusultan) March 13, 2015 While most people meant RIP to mean Rest In Peace, book publisher Zubaan had this to say.  Post by Zubaan Books. Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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