I do my best to avoid politics here, as I prefer to keep those thoughts and beliefs separate from this place of expression. So please believe me when I say this post isn’t political.

 

When I was much younger and living in St. Louis, I knew a gal who had been raped by a complete stranger. I won’t go into the details, as that’s her story and not mine. When I hear talk and sheer insanity from supposedly grown men defining rape, well, my heart aches and my whole body just feels heavy. God bless her, I cannot imagine what that St. Louis gal – or any other victim of such a heinous crime – must feel when confronted by this public ignorance.

 

Folks, it doesn’t matter which side of the aisle you call your base,  rape is rape. It’s more horror than I hope you or I ever experience. No matter what your beliefs may be, absolutely no part of that hell is a “gift.” And for the love of all that’s holy, for the love of humanity, I beg these misguided men – who insist on voicing their so-called brilliance – to simply shut their freakin’ pie-holes.

 

Here’s an idea: instead of mouthing off, maybe they should just thank God they haven’t had to deal with this in their own families.

 

No, rape isn’t political. It’s simply immoral. Evil. Saying anything else is completely unacceptable. And if you disagree with me, you can kindly go f*%# yourself.

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