TW: rape and sexual assault
Why is it that when a woman says that she’s never been raped or sexually assaulted, men have to make it a commentary about her looks?
Why is it that when a woman that they don’t find attractive say she has been raped or sexually assaulted, men don’t believe her because of course no one would want to rape her.
Why is it that men talk about rape and sexual assault as if they have anything to do with attraction even though they are really about power and control?
Why is it that men get to be the judge of whether or not a woman is telling the truth? Why is it that they get to be the judge of a woman’s attractiveness and exactly how much her looks matter or are a good judge of her value? Why is it that they get to be the judge of a woman’s worth at all? Why is it that their judgments of a woman are the standard by which society decides whether to believe her or not?