rape
The best I could hope for was to be as truthful and accurate as possible, in order to do justice by the victims.
black
I once heard a white man say, "When you go out you're representing your race." Except when you're white, you're just a thief, a rapist, a murderer - one who has gone astray from the flock. When you're a person of color, you're a cultural symbol.
politics
The fact that VAWA languished for so long is an illustration of what a political football women’s rights in the US have become, that we cannot even get Congress to agree on a basic and fundamental issue, which is that women should be safe from sexual assault and domestic violence.
crimes against women
I feel strangely indifferent to my attacker. It's the system that let him get away with it that I'm most angry with.