Something to think about:
Over the past few months, because of zealot Republicans like Paul Ryan, Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock wishing to force their patriarchal, misogynistic, “religious” beliefs on women, rape has been the hot topic of the day.
One thing I’ve heard over and over recently is people saying that they don’t personally know anyone who’s ever been raped. I used to think that too. Until it dawned on me: why should every woman I know feel obliged to inform me of such a painfully intimate detail of their lives? I mean, really—who am I?
Many of us probably know a woman who’s been raped. We just don’t know it.