Cracked: 8 Ways the Legal System Screws Rape Victims
Not an accurate title, as this article isn’t entirely focused on the legal system. But here it is.
When I was 19, I got so drunk at a party that I passed out. I woke up in the middle of being raped. When I started to scream, he covered my mouth. I was confused, scared, a virgin, and thanks to TV and movies, I was pretty sure that he would murder me after he was done. All I could think of was how I wanted to see my little brother again, so I just lay there, with tears streaming down my face, waiting for it to end. When he finally left to get a cigarette, I snuck out to get help, hid in the bathroom with my friends, and cried. I’ll call him “R” for the rest of this article. It stands for rapist and kind of reminds of a pirate, and pirates are funny.
Look, this is a rough topic. I’m gonna take the levity where I can find it, okay?