Rage of a Rape Victim
Every 3 minutes a woman is beaten
Every 5 minutes a woman is raped
Every 10 minutes a little girl is molested
Yet I made the subway today
I sat next to an old man who may have beaten his old wife
3 minutes ago or 3 days ago or 30 years ago
He might have sodomised his daughter but I sat there
Before I ride the subway or buy a paper or drink coffee from your hands
I must know
Have you hurt a woman today?
Did you beat a woman today
Throw a child across the room,
Are there little girls’ pants in your pocket
Did you hurt a woman today?
I have to ask these obscene questions
I must know you see the authorities require us to establish
Every 3 minutes
Every 5 minutes
Every 10 minutes
WHO IS A SEXUAL OFFENDER?
Usually someone you know
May act “macho” or domineering
May have been abused during childhood
Acts normal, not insane
Is likely to assault again
Comes from all social strata
Doesn’t take responsibility for the harm he or she causes
Blames the victim and makes excuses
Has few close friends
Looking to overpower, and humiliate.