It says to me "I was raped and I'm tired of feeling shame about it."
Rape. A crime where the "victim" gets to hide behind an anonymous wall of secrecy and point the finger of scorn at an innocent man.
Rape. A crime where most of the accused (men) are really innocent.
Rape. It ought to be a law that all rapes be reported openly to the publicand that the media must publish their names.
(Just a couple of thoughts, here....)
I do not like the T-shirt either. I think that a woman who wants support can find it in other ways. HOWEVER, I was taken aback by your very angry attitude towards rape victims. Why? I was raped. It was more than 20 years ago, and I knew my attacker. We had been out that evening. He KNEW I was not interested in sex with him — he was simply a friend of my roomates boyfriend— and one other time he tried to force himself on me and I was able to stop him. That time he apologized and blamed drinking. The second time a few weeks later I could not stop him. He was determined and stronger than I was. Should I feel ashamed? No! Did I? YES!!! I never told anyone for many years. Then I tried to tell my first husband after he playfully held me down on the bed to kiss me and I freaked out. That husband told me “get over it...I would not hurt you”. No support there! I do not have a great solution to the situation I admit. I still know that woman need to feel safe and secure when/if they report it and printing their names in newspapers will not make that happen. Woman are still treated as if they “caused” the rape and that is wrong. Publishing names would be even worse. Personally I think we should try punishing the women who LIE instead and printing those names. It might stop the abuse of false reporting.
“Rape. A crime where most of the accused (men) are really innocent.”
One accused innocent is too many, but MOST are innocent??
posted on 04/08/2008 6:06:38 AM PDT
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