You know you’re a survivor when you check this blog every day to find something to relate to, to prove you’re not alone, even though you feel so alone every second of every day.
Submitted by uncompromising-resolve
You are so weighed down by everyone else telling you how you’re allowed to deal with what has happened to you, that it takes years before you feel like you are “allowed” to be angry. And it is when you tell yourself that you have the right to be angry that you get your voice back.
Submitted by lemonesorbet
you know you won’t be taken seriously by anyone close to you if there are no bruises.
Submitted by reedcollegeproblems
When I was talking to people about what happened, a lot of people asked me what I was doing and wearing, almost like it was my own fault it happened. They asked me why I let him into my room and why I would do such things as this… I didn’t expect it to happen, it wasn’t my fault at all and I know dam well people judged me but I really don’t care, I’ve got to the point where I already don’t want to wear a skirt without leggings, I dislike showing my skin at all, I hate the idea of sexual contact and all things to do with men and people still think it’s my own problem, that rape had nothing to do with it? I’m pretty sure my rapist is the reason I haven’t been the same since the incident.
I’m sorry but I was a happy confident woman until that day so no one can tell me different. Don’t tell me I asked for it, that I deserved it and that I provoked it.. cause if I provoked it then I must of had it written on my face!
The day society accepts that rape is always happening and that all rapists should be arrested and jailed… is the day I will run through the town screaming.
What sort of change and progress would you like to see in 2013?
Published in the November 2012 issue of Cosmo
“The method of conception doesn’t change the definition of life.” -Vice Presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (Republican, Wisconsin) on sexual assault that results in pregnancy, August 2012.
“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to…