It worries me so deeply that this is what we’re up against. People are so unaware of rape culture that they see it as more likely for a woman to make a false rape claim and attempt suicide as a result of the ensuing guilt, than for a woman to attempt suicide as the result of the trauma of an actual rape. People understand the trauma of rape so poorly that they can’t understand why a victim might be terrified to be directly questioned by hir rapist in court. People respect victims’ rights so little that they see this case and feel neither outrage nor compassion, but a sense that the victim must be a liar.
Rape Charges Are Dropped In Relation to Victim Who Threatened Suicide on Courthouse Roof, from The Curvature (via fountainofuncouth)
Constant. Effing. Frustration.