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Let’s Talk About All The Awesome Things ‘Survivor Privilege’ Affords Rape Victims

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Let s Talk About All The Awesome Things  Survivor Privilege  Affords Rape Victims shutterstock 164262947 jpgHave you ever been the victim of sexual assault or a violent sexual crime or a rape? If so ladies, let me tell you, you are so lucky to have this coveted status that confers privileges, at least according to everyone’s favorite Washington Post columnist George Will, who I’m pretty sure at this point only says this type of shit to upset me. And all of my friends, which means every other woman on the planet, which means you. The entire article, which ran in the Washington Post the other day, can basically be summed up by this (because if I quote any more of it you guys will all have rage strokes at your computers and blame me for it):

Colleges and universities are being educated by Washington and are finding the experience excruciating. They are learning that when they say campus victimizations are ubiquitous (“micro-aggressions,” often not discernible to the untutored eye, are everywhere), and that when they make victimhood a coveted status that confers privileges, victims proliferate.

 

He makes an example of this by spouting off a mess of unfounded facts starting with:

Consider the supposed campus epidemic of rape, a.k.a. “sexual assault.”

It’s all so amazingly offensive and misguided and just plain stupid, but thanks to everyone (and probably their dog) on twitter we don’t have to I Can’t Even alone:

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Do you know what survivor privilege gets you? Keep in mind, this is if you are brave enough to report the crime, because 60 percent of rape cases go unreported. Survivor privilege gets you people who blame the crime on you, due to what you were wearing, if you were drinking, where you were walking, how you were with. It gets you the peace of mind that only about three percent of rapists will ever spend a day in prison. It gets you PTSD. It gets you the bonuses of the chance of general disease or unwanted pregnancy. It gets you a nice pile of trust issues. It gets you nightmares. It gets you the loss of your job, or dropping out of school, or eating disorders, or thousands of dollars spent on therapy. It gets you the fun happy times of being subjected to a rape kit.

I mean yeah, I shouldn’t even be mad about this because everyone and their dog and their mother knows that George Will is just a garbage mouth spewer of garbage who just does’t even begin to fathom the actual crime of rape and he is just basically trolling any of us who are human with hearts and minds and can read all the facts and who understand the true damage of what rape is, but I’m mad anyway.

Someone wake me up when he just stops talking.

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