"(TW: rape) When asked by prosecutors why he didn’t stop the incident, he said, ‘It wasn’t violent. I didn’t know exactly what rape was. I thought it was forcing yourself on someone.’"
from CNN.com, testimony by Evan Westlake, 18, a Steubenville football and baseball player
I didn’t know exactly what rape was… A fundamental issue of rape culture.
And there it is.
I don’t have the words to express how this makes me feel.
This is what we’ve taught them.
See what rape culture has wrought?
“I thought it was forcing yourself on someone”
Because we’ve been talking this bullshit about boogeymen jumping out of the bushes as the only rapist archetype.
^^^^ that comment
rock bottom is when youtube comments are more intelligent than your government
Oh my lord I love this. And I love it when people can just get along even though they disagree on beliefs. Wish it could always be like this Maybe there’d be less wars.
(Source: littlesadeyes, via thriftyredhead)