One of the groups was founded by two guys I know from my home church. They now hail from Minneapolis.
The entire introduction was “Corn! Midwest! County fairs! Country music!” Like, NBC? You do know that Minnesota isn’t made entirely of snow and corn, right?
A regular client turned good friend was sexually assaulted and asked me if I would go with her to the police station to make the report. Here is what happened.
Things to note:
1. There may be some triggers around sexual assault, victim blaming, and incompetent police officers.
This got me at:
“just be thankful you weren’t raped”
“why aren’t you over it yet?”
“If it was me, I wouldn’t have let it bother me that much, but that’s just my strong personality, I guess?”
I’ve heard those. Those were some of the first things I heard when I told my family and friends. It’s heartbreaking to know that your friend had to hear those words, too.
I’m sorry your friend had to go through all this. I’m sorry she was greeted with so many unhelpful people along the way to filing charges.
Joan Jett’s jacket. Notice the pins.
"keep abortion legal"
"If she says no, it’s rape"
"Pro fucking choice"
This jacket is from about thirty years ago. These issues were big then. Thirty years later, these issues are still present. I was amazed to find these pins on the jacket, and realize this, because I would have thought, back then, if I was alive, that those issues would be solved by NOW.
But they aren’t. Joan Jett knew what was up.
Why can’t we take a minute and soak in her “bad reputation” and think about how in thirty years, abortion and rape culture STILL are huge issues.
Photos courtesy of EMP museum in Seattle, Washington.
(Source: bourgeoismenagerie, via rufflesnotdiets)