For several years I was gagged from speaking or finding help. Men saw me as an easy target. Ambien is a dangerous sleep aid and men took advantage of that amnesia to rape me.
Between the victim blaming a smear campaign and a vicious divorce I'm so grateful I made it through alive. How sad to feel grateful for being injured. Victim blaming is very real. It's disturbing men feel so free to manipulate their way to violation. It happens. A lot
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