No one jumped out of a bush and grabbed me. I wasn’t stumbling through campus. “Your assault isn’t valid because you are queer. Obviously you weren’t asking for it. If he had known you didn’t want him, he wouldn’t have assaulted you.” Many of us in the queer community do not look like the stereotypical victim. Others do not even identify within the prescribed gender binary. Perpetrators of sexual assault don’t discriminate based on your hairstyle, your gender pronouns, or your orientation, but the apparent search for justice in the aftermath does.Read More
I realized I could not celebrate Father’s day. I had no ability to dance for him. I could not celebrate the countless fathers who have caused pain directly and indirectly to their children through sexual violence.
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