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The One Where I Face Reality (potentially triggering)

April 24th, 2013 2 comments
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This post may be triggering. Please read with caution. Take care of you. 

I used to vehemently deny that “rape culture” exists.

When people talked about how rape is so commonplace that it’s often treated as if it’s no big deal, or how, in some places, it’s even touted as a good thing, I would go off on long tangents about all the reasons those things weren’t the norm. I’d point out rapists who were given more jail time than murderers, and the fact that child molesters are often raped, assaulted, and even beaten to death in prison. I’d mention the guys who beat up one of their best friends because when we parted ways after I agreed to dance with him “as friends” (we were the only ones not dancing at a New Year bash), he began harassing me.

Then Steubenville happened. And Britni wrote this. And I started thinking about my past.  Read more…

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