On Interview With a Virgin: Maya

@Megano! Just to let you know, as a rape victim, saying things like "Just because the system's broken doesn't mean you shouldn't try" is really, really offensive. You really don't have any right to say what you think victims should, or should not, do (and saying "I hope she changed her mind" doesn't take away the implication that, in your mind, you think rape victims have an obligation to press charges). The only thing I had to try to do after my rape was survive. And I can guarantee you that pressing charges would have hurt, not helped, my survival. Poll rape victims who have pressed charges, you'd be shocked at how many of them regret doing so. When it comes to this, I don't owe society shit.

Posted on September 28, 2012 at 11:49 am 6