I Don’t Want To Say I Was Abused Or Raped Because That Cheapens Abuse and Rape/Some Girls Ruin It For The Rest Of Us
Let’s make this simple.
Rape and abuse exist. They’re horrible and they’re wrong.
The only way rape and abuse can be less horrible is if we don’t value the person who is being raped or abused.
Let’s Godwin’s Law this: Hitler is being raped and abused. How much do you care?
Okay, let’s back this up realistically. Your sister is being raped and abused. How much do you care?
A woman who sleeps with a lot of people and callously disregards their feelings is being raped and abused. How much do you care?
A woman who was drinking heavily at the club and hanging off every single guy is being raped and abused. How much do you care?
The only way rape and abuse can be cheapened is if we cheapen the victims. They aren’t cheapened by expanding the definition of victim. If rape and abuse are horrible and wrong, then more victims just equals more horrible and more wrong. But we can cheapen rape and abuse by limiting the definition of victims we give a shit about.( Read more... )