Society and Victim Blaming
Trigger warning: rape, sexual assault
Ugh. God. I just have to get this off my chest.
Reading about the results of the Steubenville rape trial pisses me off. There are few things I hate more than victim blaming/shaming. The cries of “oh, these poor boys, their football dreams are dashed!” make me grit my teeth. News flash: A girl/guy being drunk or skimpily dressed is not a goddamn invitation to violate her/him. I never asked to be groped, to have kisses forced on me, and worse things that I won’t/can’t mention here. It pisses me off when men blame the victim, but it pisses me off even more when women do the victim blaming to other women (and I would hate it if it were men blaming male victims too). Where is the empathy? I just… I really can’t believe this kind of crap.
I’m very touchy about rape and sexual abuse of any type in my reading. There are reasons for me feeling that way, and so things like this sometimes just send me off the handle. I cry for these girls, for anyone who’s gone through it, male or female, and my heart hurts.