Changes In Rape Culture

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Although so much has changed and improved in rape culture, there is still so much growing that still needs to occur. Far too often, the victim blames his or herself. Regardless of the amount of clothing they were wearing, or if they were voluntarily on a date with the person, or if they were drunk, it is never the victim’s fault. This was very hard for me to understand, and over the past two years, my mind has been flooded with many contradictory thoughts.

Was I raped?
Of course not. You voluntarily drove to that college party as a 17 year old.
Yeah, I guess. But I was severely depressed.
Okay, that’s true, but you know very well that you were crushing on him.
That gave him no right to get me drunk and do all of those things to me.
Well,
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At least, I am according to everything I’ve read and almost every single episode of Law and Order SVU that I’ve watched. You didn’t seem like you thought you were a victim when you were making out with him in his friend’s room. I didn’t ask for what happened next. I didn’t want what he did to me. You nodded your head when he said to come down to his room! I did, because my best friend and his best friend were also in the room when he came up to me, grabbed my ass, and forcefully started to kiss me. That’s awkward and uncomfortable for them. They didn’t need to watch that. Seriously? What did you think would happen in his room? You’re so naive. Exactly. I was a virgin. I’m also shy and would’ve been fine with taking our make out session into a room where my friend wasn’t trying to talk music with a cute guy. Well you sat on the bed. That’s an invitation. He pushed me on the bed after dragging me down the stairs. I woke up with a bruise on my wrist from his grip. You let him take off your clothes. I couldn’t even lift my arms. I could barely mumble stop. He had to undress me like a two year old, because my mental capacity was about at that level. How can you explain all of the sex noises your friends heard then,

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