This happened in Seattle during a Mardi Gras celebration. A group of men grabbed this woman, ripped off her clothing, groped, and sexually assaulted her. They all did this with smiles on their faces. How traumatizing it must have been and still is for this woman. Knowing that she cannot escape while these strangers violated her in public view. I can’t get this image out of my mind. There is so much sadness flowing over me that the only thing I can do is blog about it. I cannot come up with the words to express my sadness. I just imagine this happening to me and I become traumatized. How could this happen? People cannot say that it was due to Mardi Gras and “maybe” she showed her breasts, and she was asking for it; we don’t blame the victim, ever. I don’t know what happened to her, but if this happened to me I would probably kill myself, because I would not be able to deal with the trauma and sadness of probably never being able to be intimate with anyone after the fact. Shit like this happens everyday. Why?
Well, it just warms the heart to see that men can put aside race and class divides to bond over misogyny and sexual entitlement.