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April 25, 2016
REPORTED BY DIANA HERNANDEZ ZAMARIPPA Goodby Silverstein & Partners made this video, Unacceptable Acceptance Letters, for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM), observed each year in April. The videomakers were alarmed…
women in the United States have been raped at some time in their lives, including completed forced penetration, attempted forced penetration, or alcohol/drug facilitated completed penetration.
of female victims of rape reported being raped by an intimate partner and 40.8% by an acquaintance.
women in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
“Are you OK?”
– After raping me and throwing me on our bed. My cheek was throbbing but I knew it was over so I said “Yes”.
“You shouldn’t have been @ that place without my permission”
“Do you want to play house?”
The tears I cry aren’t tears of sadness, they are tears of RELIEF.
“When you sober up, don’t freak out.”
“Don’t worry, boys are supposed to like this.”
“Does that feel good?”
I was 3 years old.
“Hey, wanna have some fun?”
I was 8 or 9. He was 17 or 18. I can’t really remember much.
“Apologize to him” – said my mom after I told her my father raped me.
Daddy – you stole my childhood and my mom. You don’t get my spirit. I’m still standing.