#NationalMadHatterDay

What drives me mad? I felt this conversation was the only one I could have during this time. I am going to be talking about political and sensitive content in this post. However, if you fight with me about any of this. I will not approve your comments and I will likely block you.

 

It should also be noted that I do focus on rape among females in this post, I understand that the problem extends to men. I really do. I am not dense enough to not realize that men are raped as well and this disgusts me but my main focus will be women in this post. However, I will say this.

 

IT IS NEVER THE VICTIMS FAULT: REGARDLESS OF GENDER, RACE, CLOTHING, ETC.


It drives me mad when people blame the victims.satio

The girl decides to wear something just a little bit sexy, something that shows off her assets and something that if she didn’t do, somebody would likely just call her a prude anyways. It’s the girl’s fault for wearing so little.

It’s the girl’s fault for not being able to stop the guy. She should have been carrying a knife or pepper spray. She should have been stronger and not so weak to let such a man ravage her.

The girl is lying. Why would this man ever rape her? She probably just wants his money or maybe she woke up the next morning and raped her. He has no reason so she must be lying. After all, he’s claiming it was a lie.

Okay, I’m sorry. I think you get it.

It is never the victim’s fault.

Their clothes are not a decision to be raped, a decision to have something taken from you. To fear for your life as something horrible happens. A girl should not have to fear for her life simply for showing off just a little bit of skin. Instead, get this, men should be able to control themselves.

It is not the girl’s fault because she wasn’t strong enough to stop it. She shouldn’t be expected to have some ridiculous amount of strength just to save herself. She shouldn’t have to live a life of fear just because a man can not control himself.

The girl is lying? Did you know that only 2% of all rape accusations and found to be a lie? Why is the immediate assumption that it’s a lie when it’s such a rare occurrence for such a thing?

You know something that will always drive me mad?

The fact that it’s only rape when the victim is blamed.

Somebody gets robbed? The robber is to blame.

Somebody gets murdered? The murderer is blamed.

But a choice is taken away from a human? Somebody who is in pain? Somebody who may be crying and screaming no? Somebody who may be laying unmoving out of fear for their lives?

No, that’s the victim’s fault.

So, ask me what drives me mad? That drives me mad.

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Sabrina Ingram

Hello, my name is Sabrina Ingram. I am the author of The White Butterfly and The Girl in the Cage. You can find me on my website (www.sheswritingmore.com) where I talk about writing, books, personal things, and much more!

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