The personal is political, again

Art by Rob Goldstein

Warning:  May be triggering

I Believe Christine Blasey Ford

Here’s why:

‘Gay looking’ boys are frequent targets for rape in misogynist cultures.

The victims are usually blamed for it; as if gay people invite violence
by living.

I was 12, an outcast, a sissy.

I wanted to be liked; so when two guys in their late teens asked me if I wanted to party, I said yes.

They got me drunk.

They got me high; and I lay there and stared at a cheap painting of the Last Supper as they stripped me and took turns.

I felt betrayed and ashamed.

I bled for a week and told no one because I thought I wanted it.

It took decades for me to realize I was only 12, that it was rape.

Listening to Christina Blasey Ford brought back memories.

The Kavanaugh Hearing feels like rape.

We don’t have to live like…

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11 thoughts on “The personal is political, again

  1. I’m sorry you had that awful experience. It should be obvious though that someone could describe a slightly similar experience to yours and be mistaken or lying. That’s no reason for you to disbelieve her, but it is a reason why people making judgments affecting other people’s lives should not base their decisions on inconsistent and uncorroborated testimony from one person.

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