I haven’t been assaulted.
I haven’t been raped,
But women all over the country,
All over the world have been.
To know that women who have been taken advantage of.
Women who have been violated.
Women who have had something taken from them.
To know that these women feel unsafe to tell their story
To know that these women feel like even if they did speak
Their story would be ignored and doubted.
Their story would be tossed aside because
She was wearing a tight shirt.
She was wearing a short dress.
She had a few drinks.
She was flirting with him.
She knew him…
He had a few drinks.
He didn’t think a no meant no.
A no means no.
I don’t know what it feels like
But even imagining it
Hearing all the stories
Seeing women hurt because
Some men take what they want