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07 April 2008 @ 03:16 pm
When it comes to rape, shame belongs to the perpetrator  
I just saw a piece on CNN about these t-shirts that declare, "I was raped." While I agree with the comments that some of the reactions might not be favorable as one walks around wearing it, I think that if a woman has come to the point in her recovery that she knows deep, deep down that the shame is not hers, that she did absolutely nothing wrong, and that it rightfully belongs to the person who committed this crime, then I think she's ready to wear this shirt. Perhaps if these become commonplace it will really educate the public. At the very least it will start some conversations.

I'd rather the shirt actually say: I was raped, and the shame belongs to the rapist.

You can find the t-shirts and also some good articles and information, here: scarleteen.com.
 
 
 
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on April 8th, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)
I'd wear one.
Angie: He married herxtremeroswellia on April 8th, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I saw a clip of that on CNN yesterday. You know...it would be really, incredibly powerful if every single survivor of rape, sexual abuse and domestic violence wore survivor shirts on the same day. Talk about an eye opener!
Tapatitapati on April 15th, 2008 03:41 am (UTC)
That would be incredible!

Or we can have the million survivor march on washington.