Anyone who says the only person affected by rape is the person it happened to is dead wrong
There are many out there that think that rape affects only the person that it happens to. They are full of shit. It affects our lives in every aspect. It affects our husbands or boyfriends, wives or girlfriends. It affects our children, our siblings, our parents. It affects our friends and it affects our relationship with the world.
Our first and only responsibility, as survivors, is to heal. To heal ourselves and learn how to cope with the world again. Once we have done that we can help to show those around us who we really are. Who we were meant to be before this horrible thing happened to us.
Of course this is just my opinion. Please comment so that we can discuss this.