Rape, lots of people cringe at that word or get mad at the person using it so lightly. Well first lets straighten a few key facts. If you disagree feel free to leave.
Rape is not asked for.
It's not a joke.
it happens to both genders.
not all people get PTSD or mental problems because of it.
It's not a small problem.
It happens more then reported.
If a guy tells someone he's been raped how do people react? "liar" "that's not funny" "that only happens to girls" "oh really was it fun" not many people are supportive to the person. It's a real problem and it happens often but people are afraid to say anything.
"DON’T assume the person is lying about it. Telling someone you were raped to get attention or privilege is like showing people a handful of your own poop in order to get to the front of the bathroom line. The number of people who lie about being raped are statistically insignificant"
It's not just opposite gender who rape the person it can be same gender. Homosexual rape is a real thing.
Have you ever met a rape victim? Did they openly go "hey i was raped"? I doubt it. (Sorry I shouldn't say victim, I mean survivor.) Sexual assaults can be done to both genders, it doesn't matter the person, it could be the most popular guy/girl in school or the loner. It just happens, people do so much to stop it and so much to raise awareness but what does it get? It gets people saying "they asked for it" "they wanted it" "fakers" "who cares". Even if it doesn't effect you personally, don't you still care? Don't you care that out in the world someone is going through hell, what if it's your neighbor, that short girl in class, the cubi? How do you know that the one who gave birth to you wasn't sexually assaulted at some point? Don't you care about that?
I have a relative who was raped as a kid, he's not depressed, he's not alone, he doesn't have PTSD He's doing ok. Some people aren't that lucky. Some people can't look anyone in the eye, some people can't fall asleep peacefully.
This take is not to cause problems or to just point out a little fact. It's to tell you exactly how it is, whether or not you agree.
If you have any questions fell free to ask ill do my best to answer.