April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It’s a month where people should be allowed to speak out about their pasts and pain.
There’s a stigma around the sorts of people who get sexually assaulted. People label them with reasons why they believe they have been attacked. People are assaulted every single day. People of all genders, of all ages and sexual orientation. Nothing stops a predator.
So DO NOT fucking preach to me about what she was wearing. DO NOT preach to me about the fact he’s a ‘pussy’ for being attacked.
DO NOT tell me you think it’s fucking acceptable.
I did not get this far to get justice on the man who sexually assaulted me to be told that I should get over it. I did not go through all this pain and hurt to be told it is my fault. Have a bit of consideration for those around you. Nearly half a million people are sexually assaulted a year. That’s just the statistics Rape Crisis are able to report. Have some compassion.
When someone tells you they have been sexually assaulted do not drop them, do not laugh or joke about it. The matter isn’t funny. Show some support and some compassion and help them. You could be the only person in this reality to save them from themselves and their memories.
Awareness should be made everyday but if I’m being given the chance to speak out as it’s April I will do so.