Don’t Ask Me To Feel Sorry For My Rapist

9 Jun

“Nine years ago I threatened to kill a man. I did not know his name or anything about him. And yet when I threatened to kill him, I meant it.
To this day I still wonder what would have happened if, by some fluke, the box-cutter had made its way into my own hand.
I wonder if I would have pressed the cold blade against his throat, as he had done to me just moments prior. I wonder if I would have found it in me to stab him as he lay there on top of me, strangling me, bashing me, indecently sexually assaulting me.
I still don’t know.
What I do know is that by threatening to end his life, I saved my own.”

Great, brave piece. Whole thing at the link.
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/rendezview/dont-ask-me-to-feel-sorry-for-my-rapist/news-story/36d4af5f0cc287ba53eeb163bbe28841

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2 Responses to “Don’t Ask Me To Feel Sorry For My Rapist”

  1. roughseasinthemed 2016/06/13 at 1:48 am #

    That’s a very good story. By which I mean, it exemplifies everything we fight against.

    The comments following the attack are classic. Just amazing, and sadly, so believable.

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