Warning: May be triggering
I Believe Christine Blasey Ford
‘Gay looking’ boys are frequent targets for rape in misogynist cultures.
The victims are usually blamed for it; as if gay people invite violence
I was 12, an outcast, a sissy.
I wanted to be liked; so when two guys in their late teens asked me if I wanted to party, I said yes.
They got me drunk.
They got me high; and I lay there and stared at a cheap painting of the Last Supper as they stripped me and took turns.
I felt betrayed and ashamed.
I bled for a week and told no one because I thought I wanted it.
It took decades for me to realize I was only 12, that it was rape.
Listening to Christina Blasey Ford brought back memories.
The Kavanaugh Hearing feels like rape.
We don’t have to live like this.
We don’t have to live at the mercy of heartless predators.
Rob Goldstein 2018