When a crime victim is asked,
Do you really want to ruin his life????
(after cleaning up,)
i urge crime victims to consider:
--Not that your life is derailed,
-----Not that you have an std
(not that you think your virginity was just stolen)
NOT THAT YOU DROPPED OUT OF SCHOOL FOR A SEMESTER
Not that your parents are weeping and trying not to become vigilantes..
no, i urge you to consider:
What if you reporting your rapist will save his life?
what if reporting your rapist will save another's life?
what if reporting your rapist is the one point in all of history that he will have to face the light?
You must in fact consider what you need to do for yourself, what kind of woman do you want to be right now, what can you do to be the person you want to be. What do you want to do for your daughter, your sister, your mother.
It is your decision.
Do not let some magical thinking that you can predict the future--
Do not let a police officer or another person's weird question keep you from doing something you want to do.
How do you talk to a rapist?