I know this might be an unusual place to post something like this because so many users have made rape jokes and scream SJWs at people for getting mad about these jokes, but eff that, I would like to share a dear friend's article about her experience of sexual violence to hopefully spread her testimony and awareness of how serious rape is. Here's her article:
"Being referred to as a “victim” sends shivers down my spine. I am a survivor.
I am a survivor of sexual abuse and rape.
It isn’t easy to cope with, and it isn’t something which I will ever forget. However, with the help of my family and friends, I have been able to continue my life – looking towards the future.
At first, it seemed as if my entire world had collapsed and that I would never be able to continue. I felt alone. I felt scared. I felt dirty and disgusting. I felt guilty. I felt like I was to blame. I felt unsafe.
No one should ever have to feel like this. It breaks my heart knowing there are girls and boys, men and women in this world who feel the same way that I did.
It consumed my life. I thought it had ruined me and had destroyed me. I worried about what was going to happen to me if I spoke out, and I worried about how I was going to get over it. I felt like no one in the world would understand, no matter how hard I tried.
That’s why we, the survivors, have to stand together and speak up for ourselves.
We can find our safe haven. We may have to leave a relationship or break free of toxic family members, but we have a choice now as to who we share our space with.
It is up to us to make a difference in our world and eliminate our abusers. They aren’t stronger than us – no matter what the say or do, they’re pathetic and insignificant. Do NOT forget that.
Survivors be encouraged – take back your space; take back your safety; take back your joy; take back your day; take back your life."
Please don't make any of them nasty rape jokes in this thread.
EDIT: I forgot to add this these thoughts of mine:
Too many people believe that how someone is dressed, affects the chances of them being raped and makes it their fault that they were raped. These kind of people are called rape apologists. Rape apologists assert that a woman is "asking for it" and inviting rape by "dressing too provocatively", and that is really effed up.
Rape has nothing to do with clothing and has everything to do with rapists being vile human beings. Muslim women who wear burkas and Catholic nuns wear clothing that covers most of their body, but they get raped a lot. Wearing high heels and dressing in a way that's not like the 1950s (rape was very common back then too) doesn't invite rape. Sex requires consent. Whether you want sex or not is a yes or no answer, it can't be a yes and no at the same time. A man should not feel the urge to sexually assault a woman and disregard the lack of consent. A man should only have sex with a woman if she has given valid consent. If you're going to feel sexually stimulated by how a woman dresses to the point that you're just going to sexually assault her and disregard the lack of consent, then there's clearly something mentally wrong with you, and you shouldn’t be anywhere near women if you feel the urge to rape them. You shouldn’t be around people in general because men also get raped, and there’s also women who rape men.
Tl;dr if you’re a rapist you’re a nasty creature.