Society taught him that because I woke up after he’d already started that my kicking and screaming didn’t count. I was friendly and my pants were too tight. I was asking for it. My (ex) friends laughed at me. They called me a SLUT and a whore. I was ridiculed while he was getting high fives and being glorified. I deserved it. This culture, your culture, my culture told them, told me, that this was my fault. And I suffered. A lot.
But my rapist doesn’t know he’s a rapist.
I am not ashamed and I will take a stand.[/su_quote]
This powerful message has been posted with the permission of the author. She attended Slutwalk Ottawa this year.