That’s right…a hole in my brand new, mint green sweater. As I arrived to work on this Denim Day, I reached for the appropriate awareness button on my cubicle wall (please tell me I am not the only one with a plethora of pins and buttons for every social justice activist occasion). But what a dilemma…do I put the button on my new sweater, thus risking a hole? I thought about attaching it to my scarf, but again…the hole. Then I got mad. WHY do I even have to make this choice? I now have a hole in my sweater, thanks to an Italian Supreme Court that made a horrendous decision years ago to overturn a rape conviction because the victim wore tight jeans. "Hashtag patriarchy" (direct quote from my cubicle mate).
The fact is, we are still battling victim-blaming attitudes and misconceptions about rape 15 years later. So on goes the button, hole in the sweater and all.
I’m heading to the grocery store soon, where I hope someone asks about my button. Because I didn’t put a hole in my sweater for nothing.
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