Don’t ever tell me you’re sorry if I tell you I’ve been raped. It’s not about you.
Trigger Warning for discussion of sexual assault (not explicit).
Let’s be real. Sexual assault is pervasive. It happens often. And it happens to people we care about, whether we know about it or not.
Grappling with that fact can be outrageous enough, but here’s the real clincher: Given the horrifying realities of sexual assault, if you happen to be a sexually active individual (or if you plan to ever be one), there’s a high probability that you will have sex with a survivor at one point or another. (And that probability gets even higher if you identify as queer and/or male.)
So what can you do with that acknowledgment? You might be thinking: it’s in the past, it doesn’t have anything to do with me, so there’s nothing I can do about it. Nope! False. You certainly can’t change the fact that it happened. But there is, on the…
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