You provided some fascinating insight. I loved reading every single line. Thank you for it. A cut above the rest, for sure. I provided my thoughts in two parts. The first is satirical, which you can read HERE. The second is more serious, which you can read HERE.
Definitely checking out more of your work in the future.
Speaking out is so important. I shared my own story openly (there are so many male survivors of sexual assault out there who are terrified to speak up) and this case made me so incredibly angry. I’ve followed it closely. He gets released today but it would not surprise me if he decided to reoffend. I wrote a piece analyzing the ins and outs of the…
This is so cool! I should definitely take the time and try something like this. I keep telling myself I can’t draw to save my life, but doesn’t telling myself that (and convincing myself of that) just convince me to not even try? This sounds so fun. Thanks for sharing.
Sorry for the late response! Been swamped with work.
Wow. This was infuriating but also enlightening. Infuriating because it’s a shame you had to write it. Enlightening because I am glad you wrote it.
Essays like this, contributions to a conversation such as this one should never go away, even if, by…
I am bookmarking this to read later this evening, Molly! Just catching up on some work this evening.
Thank you, in advance, for writing this. I am sure it will make me think a lot, which I love!
In other news, the response to “The Practical Man’s Guide to Raping Someone” has been wonderful.
I like to think his son learned something from the experience! At least, I can hope.
If nothing else, you just never know who you’re talking to. Haha. His attempt to “educate” me and “explain” why I was wrong mirrors the disbelief and judgement rape and assault survivors face every day.
Do you know what a beautiful response this is? I highlighted a certain piece of it that wounded me. I could feel the agony in that statement.
I was not as lucky as you, unfortunately, and yes, I did have to defend each and every single one of my decisions and yes, it was absolutely exhausting. I thought I was going to go…