I talk a lot about how rape myths contribute to the perpetuation of violence and victim blaming. There's a clear trail of logic there, but I just saw this video from Button Poetry and the way this poet expresses it is so perfect. What you feel when you listen to it is what I, and many of you, I'm sure, feel every time I hear rape trivialization or a rape joke or a myth. I'm so glad this man has found a way to vocalize it!
***Trigger Warning!!! Extensive discussion of rape, sexual assault/abuse, victim blaming.***