Monday, April 7, 2008
Take a look at this video about a rape victim selling t-shirts online that say, "I was raped."
I can understand why people have concerns about this t-shirt, but I think that they can also be very liberating for victims. Many women are afraid to tell people that they were raped out of embarassment or fear of being alienated, but seeing other women wearing this t-shirt could inspire them to come out of the shadows. I think it can also be a way for rape victims to channel anger and distress - wearing this t-shirt can be a way to take the power back that was stolen from you.
What do you all think?
(Thanks to Leslie for showing me this!)