Another post by a horrible person contributing the rape culture….


Another blog entry by someone perpetuating the rape culture and acting to normalize what tears lives apart:

 

http://toomuchfire.com/2011/08/17/bike-rape/#comment-2

I doubt that they will approve my comment so I have posted it here:

“How horrible of you to say such a thing.  Do you have no concept of what rape is?  You should be ashamed of yourself.  It is people like you who normalize the word rape so much that it has lost all its meaning.  Survivors of rape are criticized because “it isn’t that bad” or “its not the worst kind of rape, but it should be” is listed under a picture of a vandalized bicycle.  Do you have any idea what it feels like to have someone, either stranger or worse yet someone you know and trusted, take away your life in one life shattering moment?  To have someone force themselves into your body while you plead with them to stop and you pray for it to end or to just let you die?  Posts like this are what makes people in the world think that rape is not such a bad thing.  After all, it was just a bike that was vandalized.  Seriously, you should think before you type.  You should use other words.  You should not contribute to the rape culture and the normalization of a serious crime.  You probably will not approve this comment.  You will probably laugh it off and not approve.  That is fine.  I am publishing it and a link to your picture on my blog.  I will let others know that you are perpetuating the rape culture that hurts so very many victims and survivors of rape and sexual assault.  You must be proud.”

 

Now maybe I am just too sensitive….but as a survivor this greatly offended me.  What kind of horrible person says that their bike being vandalized is the worst type of rape out there.  What kind of monster would think that what happened to a bike is more important than what I have been through, what you have been through, what millions of women all over the world have been through???????

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About wtfhappenedtomyreallife

I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, cousin, granddaughter, neice, friend, confidant and I am ready to speak my mind.

Posted on August 17, 2011, in Counseling, Rape, Recipe, Therapy, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I feel the same way when people write on facebook that they have been ‘facebooked raped’ if someone accesses their fb account and updates their status. i hate that people use the term so frivolously without understanding the impact of what true violation is. thanks for sharing, i used to think i was too sensitive about it too, but i don’t think so. it took me years to be able to say the word and to see people use it so lightly does anger me.

    • Thank you! I am glad that I am not the only one out there that feels this way. It really riles me badly when I see things like this. If they had ever been through what we have been through then they would never say such a thing.

  2. The post you wrote is very good.

  3. I enjoyed that post. This topic is really very intesting.

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