The #metoo movement has shed new light on sexual assault. When Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed in spite of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony regarding his alleged attempted assault, many women were enraged. Without first-hand experience, it can be difficult for some to understand exactly why survivors are so enraged.
Writer A.R. Moxon shared an analogy on Twitter that might make this rage more understandable to men.
He goes on to express the powerlessness many assault victims feel…
And how many of them are blamed for their assaults.
He explains rape culture:
And how many victims were betrayed by people they trusted.
He explains the difficulties victims face when they report.
He sheds light on our current political reality.
And perhaps one of the worst realities of sexual assault for women:
In light of everything, it’s important to be kind and stand up to abuse.
But here we are…