I am genuinely disappointed.
Every day I come on this site and read the letters submitted about “love, heartbreak, family, inspiration, relationships, and breakups” and I see a community united by their struggles. Don’t you see we’re all the same? We all have things we want to share with the world, get off our chests. I believed this to be a place where people could do that, free from judgment, and at least have somebody hear them.
Well, a girl just posted the truth about how she was RAPED. Raped, and more than one person had the gall to comment and tell her she was asking for it, that they didn’t feel sorry for her. Oh? Really? That’s interesting. How many times have the people on the other end of a computer listened to your grief, sympathized with you, or even shared stories that spoke to how you felt? And you have the indecency to tell someone who just learned the hardest lesson of her life that it doesn’t matter because she was asking for it?
I’ll tell you something right now, and I hope it stays with you for the rest of your life: if a woman says no, it is wrong. It is rape. It is illegal. And it is most certainly not her fault. I don’t care if she drank too much, flirted, wore skimpy clothes, and offered a blow job or anything else. You know who else doesn’t care? The American Justice System. Rape is rape, is rape, is rape. It’s really quite primitive that you just told a victim of sexual abuse it is her fault; if that’s what society has taught you, then it has failed you, for you are sadly mistaken. And as for this community, I desperately hope that for your sake, it is more understanding of your mistakes than you were of that poor girl’s.