I stumbled on this essay: We Need to Change How We Talk About Rape by Film Crit Hulk while doing some research for a future novel. I hesitated in posting it up because of its obviously delicate subject matter but, after some thought, I decided it was too good not to share.
This is a 12 part essay, so I found it best to be consumed in parts over a few days, especially because I like to take the time to think on heavy subjects.
For those of you who don’t know me, I am extremely picky about what feminist literature I read because a depressing amount of it contains: have penis = bad person. (To grossly oversimplify.) While I don’t agree with the essay 100% — I rarely do on any subject matter — it was a refreshing and enlightening experience to be able to read on the subject without being made to feel like an asshole simply by virtue of being a man.
Well, back to work with me. Books don’t write themselves.