Unlocking The SilenceUnlocking The Silence10 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Rape. What is it?
"The carnal knowledge of a female against her will"?
"The act of snatching or carrying off by force"?
"To ravish or violate"?
Anyone who's never been through the horrible act of rape has no idea what it really means. They have no idea what a victim of rape has been through, has lived through, and will still have to deal with probably for the rest of his or her life. They don't know what it's like to be twenty-four years old and feeling like you have no-one who really understands you.
Rape is confusion. It's being suffocated. It's being trapped. It's not knowing what to do, how to get out, how to get him to stop. It's being silenced. It's your body screaming for help. It's being alone with no way out. It's longing to unlock the horrible silence. It's feeling helpless and scared. It's asking yourself the next day if it really happened. It's not wanting to know the answer. It's pretending nothing happened and putting on a smile. It's blocking your mind completely