People want to feel safe. If they can blame the victim, they can convince themselves that they would never be a victim because they would follow the rules.

People want to feel like the world is just. They don't want to think of the world as being random. They want a cause and effect. Raping innocents turns all that on its head. So they pretend there was a good reason, so that they feel like the universe is all in order.

Edited by Jacob S (03/26/13 10:45 AM)
Like a spent gladiator
crawling in the colosseum dust
who can count on his remaining limbs
all the people he can trust.
Like the one who stands behind him
cheering him on
Estatic when he stands defiant,
wild with abandon when he's gone

just stay alive.
do whatever you need to.
you are worth it.