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Women’s Issues

I Will No Longer Let You Invalidate My Rape

A young woman looks off into the mountains, her back to the camera

It turns out, other people think they know more about your rape than you do. It turns out that many people will have many opinions about an event that didn’t happen to them. It turns out that you will really care about what they think, and it will slice open your belly, over and over and over again.