Occasional blogging, mostly of the long-form variety.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

How I Became a Rape Victim

The blog HerbsandHags has a very honest, insightful, powerful and disturbing post up called "How I Became a Rape Victim." Her blog warns, "Some of my posts deal with rape and that means that bits of this blog may be triggering." Most of the post is about her struggle to acknowledge what actually happened to her, despite all the pressures for her to believe otherwise. Her follow-up posts responding to some people are also good, although I really wish they weren't necessary. It's not an easy read, but that's the point; it's an extremely thought-provoking and courageous piece.

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