One of my coworkers shared a joke at work today, something about how women should expect to be objectified if they’re dressing like whores. I stood up for women everywhere by explaining that jokes like those perpetuate rape culture, victim blaming, and make rapist think the joker is on their side.
I feel like a champion for victims rights.
I wasn’t prepared for how upset I got, though. I wonder if they could tell that, behind the words I actually spoke, I was saying, “I was raped and what you’re doing makes things easier for my rapist.”