This. This is so sassy and so full of voice. What an insane read.
I always get a kick out of people who become a shining example of the exact thing they’re claiming doesn’t exist. Kurt is one of the best examples of this type of behavior that I’ve ever come across — it’s mind-blowing how reliable he is. One one hand I’m extremely sad he exists the way he does; on the other, I’m happy he is there to provide proof of what the comedy community is dealing with and provide an example of what misogyny looks like. He’s just one of those people who will end up helping the side he hates with such a passion. A big thank you to Kurt for proving feminism relevant.
It’s so disheartening how rape victims are treated in the legal system, but even more disheartening that there are so many people who seem to be blind to it. Ignorance perpetuates it. Between the ridiculously low conviction rate and the survivors being forced to pay for their rape kits, only to have them destroyed, untested, it’s dismal. Thank God we have people like Amanda Nguyen in existence — she’s going to make a big difference for rape survivors. We’ve come a long way in recent years, especially now that individual states are going through The Backlog and starting to require the kits to be tested — the conviction rate has skyrocketed in those states and the data being collected about the rapists will make a huge difference in prevention. In some states, half the cases were committed by serial rapists; if the kits would have been tested in the first place, there would have been less victims. We’re well on our way to a better world and an effective legal avenue for the victims, regardless of Kurt and his anger. ❤
If anyone here is interested in updates on the Survivors’ Bill of Rights Act started by Amanda, here’s the link to her original petition, where updates are posted as they happen: