"My Friend Group Has a Case of Creepy Dude."
HANDS DOWN the best discussion of rape culture I have ever, ever read. required reading, for everyone, stat.
And seriously, this isn’t just a feminist rant: to my male friends, please, please read this. It’s so important and so easy to excuse. I don’t care that it’s long. I don’t care if you hate feminism. THIS IS BIG.
this is my rapist all over. I threw up in my mouth alittle reading this.
Could it be that all the people who surround her have taught her that if she speaks up nothing will really come of it anyway? Could it be that she doesn’t trust her friends and the people who love her to have her back on this? I CAN’T IMAGINE WHY. They couldn’t even kick this dude off their weekly trivia team.
Could it be that the authorities, the police, and the court system will treat her like this is something she caused to happen? Worse, will the dude’s history of being creepy come up and, instead of being used as evidence of a pattern of behavior, be used as evidence that the victim tolerated his advances in the past?”
That is what happened. That is exactly what fucking happened.