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I really recommend reading the entire article. Trigger warning for discussion of rape and rape culture - it’s a tough article but very important.
(Thanks to byunbbi for submitting)
We are outraged when an Indian police officer tells a rape victim she should marry her attacker but not when a California judge says a woman wasn’t really raped because she didn’t put up enough of a fight. We are outraged at 24,000 rapes in India but not 188,380 in America.
When I started making those weird voices, a lot of people told me how whack it was,” she says, “‘What the fuck are you doing?’ they’d say. ‘Why do you sound like that? That doesn’t sound sexy to me.’ And then I started saying, Oh, that’s not sexy to you? Good. I’m going to do it more. Maybe I don’t want to be sexy for you today.
You can tell me “not all men.”
every woman knows that.
But when the weight of a single man
crushes her into the mattress
and extinguishes the light from her eyes,
there is no statistic
or clever saying
that can stop her from feeling the burn of his touch
in every man’s gaze.
So maybe, to you, it’s one man.
But for her, it is all.