Sex Re-Educated: Body Image and Sexuality: Understanding Our Core Erotic Wounds
Childhood messages about our bodies and sexuality can have a life long impact
Someone who really knows me quite well recently said to me, “Pamela, you are a hot number. You are sexy and alive, and I don’t think you feel seen that way.” This statement took my breath…
SUPER MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNINGS FOR: Rape, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, rape apologia, violence, and coercion.
Because I was woefully underwhelmed by Jezebel.com’s response to Reddit’s rapist thread earlier this weak, I feel the need to respond myself. Here I present to you what I wanted the world to take away from the rape apology thread. This is all just my perspective, and I am only just now getting into sex-positive feminism. I may make a mistake, or a faux-pas. If I say something wrong, feel free to correct me on my shit. Anyway, without further ado:
Four days ago, Reddit.com had a thread for rapists to come forward with their stories: Reddit’s had a few threads about sexual assault victims, but are there any redditors from the other side of the story? What were your motivations? Do you regret it?
The thread consisted of many stories from those who have committed various degrees of sexual assault, including actual rapists. What was significant to many readers about this thread was not the stories themselves, but the responses from the community. Of course the stories were disturbing and alarming, but the comments left to these people were even more distressing, because they showed us what many people really believe about victims of sexual assault.
For your reading displeasure, the comments I am replying to are under the cut.
Yours Truly, Otterfoot.
Next week’s episode: The Friendzone, or why you are full of shit.