When is the justice system going to start speaking up for survivors?!?! There are a lot of rape cases with strong evidence where the victim is too afraid / traumatized (or for any other one of a million other reasons why they don't want to pursue a criminal case) and doesn't want to go to … Continue reading When Is The Justice System Going To Finally Stand Up For Rape Victims?
I am feeling the end of my breaking point! The DA won’t charge my rapist, he wasn't even questioned, nor was there even an an attempt made to get a statement from him. During the restraining order extention hearings (two of them ) his story changed, mine has never changed . I am not … Continue reading RAPE: I Don’t Know How Much More Of This I Can Take
I was raped by my former roommate on February 14th 2016. I filed a police report. Within less than 48 hours I was told that the DA would not be moving forward with the case. In fact, I met with the DA this past Tuesday, and it was confirmed that there was not even an … Continue reading I Came Forward, I Want To Press Charges &The DA Won’t Do Anything
Last night I was talking with a "friend" who I had previously confided about being raped. We were talking because I was upset, I am having such a hard time moving on. My life is a mess, I am not myself, and I feel ruined. As we were talking she said, "How do you even … Continue reading Living Rape Culture; This Conversation Actually Happened Last Night
Being raped is on of the worst experiences that a person can live through. The aftermath of rape is equally as terrible. As if being raped isn't bad enough, the trauma from that event, the memories, the scars....they last forever. It is bad enough that I am TERRIFIED to leave my house, or work once … Continue reading Being Raped Has Ruined My Life – I Live In A Constant State Of FEAR
This article from The Guardian by Laura Bates gives great insight about rape culture, and provides examples about exactly what it looks like and how it effects people. The entire article is attached below. This is rape culture – and look at the damage it does We live in a world where sexual assault can … Continue reading Yes Rape Culture Exists; If You Really Can’t See It You Are Part Of The PROBLEM