Post by JAI
Award winning composer, vocalist, and superheroine
I write lyrics form personal experience and once wrote a song about being raped at age 12 titled “Das Grauen” located here on our bandcamp site: http://sensuousenemy.bandcamp.com/track/das-grauen.
I happen to be one of the statistics Dr. Kundert talks about in his recent blog “The Hidden Brutality of Innumeracy”. If you have the chance to read this you will be blown away, by what he reveals, using math, to show the hidden truths about rape in our American society!
This is a post about Rape. It is a post about how numbers relate to the incidence of rape in our country and what understanding and misunderstandings that engenders. It does not talk about the specifics of rape or any particular case, but if rape is a trigger for you, then I wanted to warn you in advance in case you need to stop reading.
All others, however, should read this, because it’s fucking important.
It is long. But so fucking what.
Rape and sexual asault, in our enlightened society, is remarkably common. Horribly so. A while ago when I first heard the term “rape culture,” I reacted against it with the sort of privileged, “Oh come on–that’s a bit extreme–it’s not that bad..” type of attitude.
To me–it just seemed like it could not be that bad.
But it is. And over the past couple of years, I’ve learned…
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