A lot of researchers will tell you that a link can’t be made between rape and pornography, or that they’re not sure yet if one exists. Meet someone who does know with certainty. “I saw her leave [Meijer] and, being unable to control my thoughts and emotions, I was in a fantasy,” he said. “I …
Me: Does it bother you that it was the worst experience of my life?
Raped. Strangled. Kidnapped. It was horrifying to live through. It’s horrifying to realize. It is the reason why I can’t read a news story at work without feeling like I won’t be able to breathe, and why I have to run from the room when some television show or movie wants to titillate its audience with a depiction of sexual violence. And that was just six or so hours.
Years. These women endured years — about 87,672 hours, compared to my six.
I’m not here for anyone else’s entertainment than my own, and if I don’t feel like describing myself to someone, I don’t have to. And if you’re going to compel people to do it or threaten them with a ban, you don’t understand what “consensual” means.
the Michigan legislature managed to do one thing that I found comforting and validating. They did one thing, probably in spite of themselves, that reassured me that what I endured in my past was, in fact, a crime. And for that, I’m thankful. What was this thing they did? They simply declared that strangling or smothering a person is a crime worth 10 years in prison.
I’ll never forget their faces, even though I only met with them once: A mother and daughter, both looking terribly shaken, both wishing they could be anywhere but where they were. Where they were was with me, inside a small room used for counseling at our local rape crisis center. They were there because the …
Temira: How would you feel if the woman who got raped was someone close to you – would it still be a turn-on?
Fudd: Tery much so. Surprised?
Temira: Even as you watched her cry, or feel like hurting herself, or fall into depression?
Fudd: Yes, because I would encourage her to turn that depression and affliction into a sexual addiction