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Sexual-Assault.




What were you wearing?”


How much did you have to drink?


Why did you go to his room?”


and on and on and on and on ad nauseum.




The brutalised woman on trial.


Always.


The violated woman receiving the sideways glances and the murmured whispers.


Always. 


The woman questioned by family and friends and colleagues and the law.


Always.


The woman’s looks sniggered at.


The woman’s weight giggled about. 


Always.


The violated woman torn down and brutalised and shredded more and more by barbed words from disbelieving family and friends and acquaintances and colleagues.


Always.


The woman’s conversation from 30 years ago used as a jackboot to crush her even more.


Why did you say this at the time?.


Why didn’t you tell anyone at the time?.


Why didn’t you seek medical treatment at the time?.


The same questions. 


Always.




Notice who is conspicuous by his absence?


The man.


Always. 


Always the man.







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