Just a Little Angry

Rape is not an opinion. Rape is a fact. A cruel and emotional damaging fact.

‎”No” is not consent, “Please stop” is not consent, Fighting back is not consent, Silence is not consent. Rape isn’t always fighting back, screaming, and saying “don’t rape me”. No is enough. I’m not ready is enough. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Instead of teaching sex education. How about teaching rape education. Apparently, many don’t know what it means to rape or be raped, and they definitely don’t know how the effects harm the victim. Teach them that no really does mean NO. I.E. You pursue further, you are RAPING someone. That you don’t have to fight back for it to be rape. In fact, it could make it worse. How about teaching boys and girls how to respect each other AND themselves.

I don’t think I am making any sense, as I am a little angry, but hopefully yall can get what I am trying to say. It just amazes me that nobody knows what rape is until they have to confront their past or what just happened to them? How do we get this to change?

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One thought on “Just a Little Angry

  1. I’m still trying to process what happened to me a few weeks ago after work. At first I didn’t recognize it as rape. My coworker and I had been flirting all shift. I had stated limits on what I was comfortable with. When he went past those limits (so fast and from behind that I didn’t realize what was happening), I didn’t recognize it as rape because I didn’t fight back. What happened very nearly destroyed my life and I know it will take a long time for me to completely process what happened. But at least I now recognize it for what it was – rape.

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