The thing about coming forward and telling my story is that people are going to get mad. Feathers are going to get ruffled and feelings are going to get hurt. People who thought they knew my parents are going to be shocked. People who thought they knew the man that raped me are going to be shocked. I understand that. I understand wanting to deny it away. I understand being angry. I don’t understand attacking the victim. If you are a victim of sexual assault, you know how hard it is to tell what happened to you. You know the dread and fear of saying the words. You know the terror of being blamed. Why blame another victim who is just trying to tell the world about what happened?
Why lie about rape? Who even wants to talk about it? It is like a stigma of our society. No one even wants to confront it happened. So, why lie about it?