A few blogs back I decided to give victims the opportunity to tell their stories anonymously, so they can use their voices without the backlash of victim blaming. But, I didn't have much luck and that's okay. Opening up about something as traumatic as rape along with the added bonus of victim blaming is nearly impossible.
I started up this organization and these blogs to really beat down the doors of rape. I wanted to show everyone that this crime is not something to disregard and avoid but to face head on. The support that we have gotten thus far has been amazing, but mostly has been family and friends. I just can't seem to get people to pay attention or grab their interest. But why? Why is our community more focused on material goods or half naked women over something that is happening to children, teens, men and women everywhere...?
I've been getting a birds eye view on what people find 'important' and makes me sick. I've sat here and tried to keep up a positive front but honestly I'm worried. I'm worried about the kind of world we are living in and where its headed. How can anyone expect rape victims to come forward when they are shown daily that it doesn't matter? My point is if you are reading this and you haven't supported a cause you should. Hell any cause at this point.
I'd be lying if I said that I supported causes such as this before I learned by experiencing it, in the worst way possible. I was just like everyone else. I didn't care, I didn't feel like I needed to. But it happened to me, and it could happen to anyone reading this. Some, it already has. Others, it has happened to your family members or your friends. The sad truth is there is not one person that isn't connected to rape in someway. That is why I've gotten so worked up, why I think everyone should care. If you want to be apart of helping your loved ones out then get involved and show these victims that they matter and so do their voices. Make them feel comfortable enough to open up so they can heal... or at least begin to. You have to start somewhere right?