CW: Sexual Assault, violence, rape. "If I didn’t tell this man to stop, how could he have known how uncomfortable he was making me?" Anonymous reflects on their experience of surprise and unconsented choking, and the line between kink and assault.
The fact that this defence is used so often, and is picked up so readily by the press, suggests that we are resistant to holding men responsible for the violence they commit, and so their victims shoulder the blame instead.
The Irish rape trial reveals the flaws in our definition of sexual assault
About 100 people gathered in protest of the recent trial, in which the alleged victim’s underwear was used as evidence against her in court