Yes, one reader actually said being raped was a privilege only afforded to pretty women. Like we should feel honored that men want to force themselves on us because it means we’re attractive. If we want to have sex, it’s easy. We just go out into public and hope someone rapes us. It doesn’t work this way.
The rape comment is freaking me out so much. Now I’m just thinking about all the men who have never actually pictured what it might feel like to be raped. They’ve just been like, “Wait, you’re complaining about sex? But sex is great.” Ahhhhh!!!!
Fantastic piece. So many important points, so clearly written.