Anonymous asked: I still love you.
Be a Classless Dog.
I witnessed a woman make a rape joke the other night. She was barking at someone whom she had never met before, and my only assumption is that as she watched all of her poorly chosen words fall on seemingly deaf ears she resorted to make a rape and molestation joke. At that moment everything else around me sort of fell silent in disbelief.
My thoughts flew all over the place. I have never met anyone who so willingly throws about a thought of that magnitude. I don’t go to church, but somehow, I know that making rape and molestation jokes is disrespectful, gratuitous, and indefensible.
"One out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime. Among all victims, about nine out of ten are female. (rccmsc.org)"
Rape occurs very often, and more often to women than men, so I find it intriguing to believe a woman would make a rape joke. I mistakenly assumed that we all know the severe repercussions of rape.
"Survivors of sexual assault are:
- 3 times more likely to suffer from depression
- 6 times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder
- 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol
- 26 times more likely to abuse drugs
- 4 times more likely to contemplate suicide
- 100% of completed rapes, 39% of attempted rapes, and 17% of sexual assaults against females result in injured victims.(rccmsc.org)”
A molestation joke doesn’t sit with me well either. Finding concrete statistics is difficult in both cases because victims keep quiet about their assaults. In the case of child molestation the statistics are even more difficult to find because these are small children with developing minds. To make light of a something that many children grow into adulthood without ever disclosing is pathetic.
- Nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults (including assaults on adults) occur to children ages 17 and under.
- Youths have higher rates of sexual assault victimization than adults. In 2000, the sexual assault victimization rate for youths 12 to 17 was 2.3 times higher than for adults.
- Prevalence rate for girls at 10.7% to 17.4%*, and the rate for boys at 3.8% to 4.6%*. (d2l.org)
The warping of innocent minds to make them believe that they deserve this and must live through it alone often times results in victims growing into abusers. It’s a sick, sick cycle that, again, I cannot see how anyone could treat as unimportant.
So as I am standing, listening to the barking of this dog, she barks these words and I’m blown away. I don’t think I can describe how silly it made me feel to be in the presence of that type of speech. Ladies and gents, please hold yourself to (what I thought was basic) a decent moral standard. Read a book every now and then. If not, I’ll be passing out muzzles.