I have a question for those who talk about fighting the ‘rape culture.’
Why is ONE rape of ONE NON-trafficked girl from the middle class a newsworthy outrage; but THOUSANDS of rapes by johns endured by just ONE poor girl discarded by society into the commercialized rape industry of prostitution is not only ignored (it’s even accepted), but prostitution survivors are stigmatized, criminalized and slapped with a life sentence of total social exclusion and life-threatening jobless poverty—literally for life?
Why is it that those of us who are VICTIMS of commercialized rape are shunned and NOT helped up onto our feet even by OTHER WOMEN, and denied any other place in society’s economic hierarchy EXCEPT the gutter and an early grave?
Why is it that middle class rape victims with non-prostitution privilege are not denied training opportunities and good jobs for the rest of their lives (and even denied access to food stamps in many states) as a matter of social and public policy, but POOR and marginalized victims of commercialized rape are?
Jacqueline S. Homan (via fuckyeah-radicalfeminism)
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