I often put myself out there for others to see and judge. In my willingness to put a spotlight on the social issue of rape in our culture,
my intention is to awaken many who deny that we have a huge problem in our society.
In my life, I have been many things, including a victim of rape and molestation.
The trial of the Steubenville Rape Case has reopened the wounds I have dealt with my whole life. I am not going to go into detail about my assaults. I
am only here to have an open dialogue in defense of victims everywhere.
Statistics show according to RAINN: The nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization: RAINN
EVERY 2 minutes, someone is sexually assaulted. EVERY 2 MINUTES!!!!!
Cases over the last few years:
India police arrest 5 in gang rape case
Feds charge man in
gang rape of girl on cruise ship
Richmond High gang rape defendant gets 27 years
Meet Jane Doe
Just to name a few.
The facts in the Steubenville case are horrible and atrocious! But this is not the first time an incident like this has occurred in this country! Gang
rape has been around for a while and while it makes news, I keep hearing the same old crap every time:These women are our mothers, daughters, sisters
etc etc..... REALLY? What if we are not? What if we do not have a mother, sister or daughter? What does that make us??
WE ARE PEOPLE, NOT COMMODITIES!!!!!!
The Steubenville case had one woman who lives in the town and went on a mission. She wrote a blog and screen saved twitter posts from the perps...
Am The Blogger Who Allegedly “Complicated” The
Steubenville Gang Rape Case -- And I Wouldn't Change a Thing
She writes about how she has been made to be such a horrible person to post and "gossip" about the towns CHERISHED football allstars...she
I could not believe some of the things this young man was saying about this young girl. Things like “some people deserve to be peed on
#whoareyou” and “you don't sleep through a wang in the butthole." I also knew that there was a 12:29-minute-long video as I had found a copy of
the thumbnail on Google cache, and was mortified that it had been tagged with words such as “drunk” “rape” and “offensive.”
She continues her story highlighting how some of the perps actually tried to sue HER!!
Back to the whole mother, sister, daughter thing, one blogger so eloquently writes:
The Steubenville rape victim was certainly someone’s daughter. She may have been someone’s sister. Someday she might even be someone’s wife.
But these are not the reasons why raping her was wrong. This rape, and any rape, was wrong because women are people. Women are people, rape is wrong,
and no one should ever be raped. End of story.
END OF STORY!!!
What are we doing wrong in this country and all over the world? Why are women seen with so little value? Is it ingrained in our DNA? Is it abuse in
the family? Why are these young boys getting off in my opinion with a slap on the wrist?? WHY is the MEDIA DOWNPLAYING IT ALL to include the
This victim will grow up and hopefully not fall into a hole of self destruction like I had done for years before pulling myself out and realizing that
yes I was a victim and it wasn't my fault. People would say mean things to me like, if I wasn't so beautiful, or I must have asked for it, or what
did I do to the guy?? Pathetic and dehumanizing.
How many victims are here on ATS? I bet a lot! How many here have thought about it themselves, or god forbid HAVE BEEN a perpetrator to the act? I
care not to know actually. Just know that if you are and are reading this, WE ARE PEOPLE!!
I do not mind coming out about what happened to me. Maybe even people in town will recognize me, but I do not care. No one can hurt me anymore. If I
can help just ONE person by this than it is worth it!
Women are not put on the Earth to be victims. If man and woman were created equal why don't WE AS A COLLECTIVE SPECIES started acting like it?