RAPE! What if???

What if????
Think of these questions…
and how would you feel?
If these rapes occurred,
would it seem more real?


What if…
the victim was your neighbor?
What if…
the victim was your sister?


What if…
the victim was your mother?
What if…
the victim was your brother?


What if…
the victim was your daughter?
What if…
the victim was your granddaughter?


What if…
the victim was your wife?
What if any of these rapes occurred…
would it then change your life?

Now…
Would it matter then?
Would anything else matter then?
Would it matter where they were going?
Would it matter what they were doing?


Would it matter what they were wearing?
Would it matter what they were drinking?
Would it matter that they were violated?
Would it matter that they were raped?!!!!

Would it matter then that they said NO!
Would it matter that they could not even say NO!
Would it matter then that people need to know?

Rape is about power and control!!
Rape even wounds a victim’s soul!!
Rape victims deal with guilt and shame!!
Then they have to deal with “victim blame”!
Rape victims are never the same!!


So does it matter now…
when the victims close to you somehow?

What we all need to know…
NO MEANS NO!!
STOP MEANS NO!!!

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The Golden Rule is what I feel that we should live by…

“Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you.” Matthew 7:12

If rape of any kind happened to someone that we cared about and loved, none of us would want to see them blamed for being raped. So, why do we blame others?? Just something to think about…

14 thoughts on “RAPE! What if???

    • Thank you so much for your support. I totally agree with you. Unfortunately, many people do not even think about these subjects until it happens to them or someone close to them. That is why awareness is so important to try to break the cycle of abuse. Thanks again and many blessings to you my friend!!

  1. Thank you for posting about the reality of not even being able to say no. Don’t let friends get that drunk is definitely the best thing and watch out for each other. This hit home as in my past I was so drunk I couldn’t say no. He took full advantage of the situation. My roommate (who was a girl) who I confided in said it was my fault that I brought it on myself. Thankful I had others in my life who said it was not my fault. I thank you for your posts!

    • I totally understand what you are saying. I was the victim of spousal rape several times, once after being drugged. I was always blamed for anything that he ever did. We both need to know that we were not at fault. They are responsive for what they did to us…

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