Growing up in Rape Culture

Photo by Annamaria Anderson, Pixabay.

hroughout this whole Kavanaugh-Ford shitshow, an old memory came to mind last week that’s been haunting me. When we were 15 or 16 years old, one of my oldest and dearest friends called to tell me she’d been raped. I really want to say we were 15.

This was her first time “going all the way,” and it was rape. It wasn’t even date rape. It was a guy she met after a show who took her to a secluded location and raped her…