“She was asking for it” is a way to blame the victim but if you think about it women can draw strength from the idea that ultimately women are responsible. Strength that may very well be necessary.
I feel moved to share lessons I have learned that have kept me safe when I went up against men who wanted to hurt me and felt they had the right. I am still here so I know something and I want to pass the knowledge on bc it will never be irrelevant. Unfortunately.
Clients confided in the Ivy League educated hooker–me. Why? I was smart enough to understand anything they shared. Equally important, my status as social outcast meant even if I told their secrets few would listen to me. Of those who listen, few of that small number would believe me. Almost no one would care […]