Monsters are Real
I think our mistake is this image we are projecting that rapists are monsters. They don’t look like monsters. They look a lot like friends. Family. Cousins. Brothers. Fathers. Uncles. Mothers. Strangers at a bar. Neighbors. Men. Women. Teenagers. Young adults. Old men. College roommates.
They don’t look like rapists.
It sounds a lot like her body said yes. Her eyes said yes. We were drunk. I was drunk. She was drunk. She didn’t say no. My buddies and I got carried away. I thought she was awake. He didn’t stop me. She owed me.
Monsters are mythical creatures, rapists are human.