Meow I'm Cat
I'm Cat. I believe in magic. I like vintage clothing and postcards and I love writing and receiving letters. I adore traveling, music and festivals. I like stories that have no ending. I sometimes pretend that my life is a movie. I like tea and coffee, and I collect little knick-knacks that mean something to me. I love dusty photographs and listening to people tell me about their lives. I like long walks on the seaside and finishing other people's sentences. I am an aspiring musician. I love animals, starry nights and blowing bubbles in my milk. I want to see the northern lights at least once in my lifetime. I am fifteen years old, I come from Dallas, and I am very pleased to make your acquaintance.
Question me Sherlock :)
I stumbled across a picture on Instagram of a girl holding a poster that said “You raped her because her clothes “provoked” you? I should break your face because your stupidity provokes me.” I saw this and was like “Wow. This is PERFECT!” The message is so true! And then I decided to scroll down to see the comments. I see one that says “Maybe if girls stopped dressing like sluts they wouldn’t get raped”. I almost cried because I was so furious. I can’t fathom why you would blame a victim for their own rape. Now I’m going to use women and men in this post but I do understand men can and do get raped as well. It’s just that the majority is women so I will refer to them. Please don’t assume I hate men or something. I love ‘em. I hate sexual predators. Anyways, moving on. I replied purely in anger and definitely used some choice words I regret. I basically said that women will get raped regardless of their clothes. And what about that 12 year old that got raped? Did she deserve it because she dressed “slutty”? What about any other rape victim? No one deserves it regardless of what they wear or how they act. She replies “Well kids don’t deserve it. That’s different” WHAT?!?! How is THAT different?!??!? RAPE IS RAPE. Anyways we went back and forth for a while and she say’s “I never said rape was okay”. LADIES, when you slut shame you are basically saying “Rape is bad unless you dress like a slut because then you asked for it”…. NO WOMAN ASKS FOR RAPE. NOT ONE! It’s never okay to slut shame!!! You don’t have to like what someones wearing but don’t you DARE say they are asking for rape. No man EVER has the right to lay a single hand on a woman regardless of their dress, age, status, race, or any other factor! Rape is rape. It doesn’t matter who it is or what they were wearing. It happens regardless and that’s terrible but in reality it can’t be avoided. There’s actually been some research that sexual predators are born “missing” something. We are still trying to figure out what that something is whether it be a hormone or something in DNA or a part of the brain but predators are shown to function differently than the average person. This just adds more onto that it doesn’t matter what you look like or how you are dressed or how you are acting. If there is a predator eyeing you, he will act on his impulses. This is why I STRONGLY suggest you carry some sort of weapon with you at all times. Whether that be a pocket knife, hand gun, or pepper spray. This could save your life. If anyone tells you they have been raped or assaulted please try to get them to report it!! Don’t force them or push them to hard but that could REALLY help them in the long run. If you have been raped or assaulted, please report it or tell someone! Reporting it could help save someone else from the pain you are going through! All in all, I just wanted to post this to make people aware of the fact that rape happens and we shouldn’t blame the victim. Rape is rape. And just to clarify men CAN and DO get raped so please don’t think I just disregard that!!! Guys, if you don’t want to tell someone at least report it. Love and blessings to ALL of you! I hope I have been informative and I hope this post and others like it can help at least ONE person. Even if it’s jus that one person, I will have succeeded with my intentions.
For those who don’t understand social anxiety:
-It is not cute
-It is hell
-Want to order pizza? Too fucking bad
-Want to go to a party? Be prepared to want to leave after 5 seconds
-Need to ask a salesperson for a different size? Guess you’re not getting it
-Hungry but it’s crowded in the restaurant? No food for you
-Social anxiety SUCKS
-It keeps you from doing things you want to do
-It makes you feel like shit
-Stop romanticizing it
-Social anxiety is absolute HELL