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Because of what happened, I had already lost a lot of my friends, but to have people that weren't even involved say "you were drunk so it couldn't have been r*pe" is just disturbing.
To be taunted and called a sl*t at school by the majority of the football team and even some girls feels awful.
I don't understand why there's such a huge social stigma against r*pe, and why it's so hard for some people to believe that someone they know could have done it.
I did not "lie because I had regrets about it in the morning", I didn't go to the police to "prove to my boyfriend that I hadn't cheated". I stood up for myself and tried to tell the truth about what happened to someone who could do a lot more than I could about it.
But here I am; no justice legally, at a hostile school environment, and with lasting emotional damage. At the same time all that were involved get to continue life as usual with little more than a slap on the wrist. It makes me sick to my stomach.
I believed in myself in the beginning, and I've been silent for almost 6 months now after being told by a detective that from the evidence he had gathered it appeared that it was consensual. While that broke my spirits for a while, I think I'm ready to (slowly, but surely!) gain my confidence back.
Pandy's is a good start because people understand what it's like here. Support from friends is nice but sometimes I just really need to talk to someone who can relate.
I'm excited about this daily journal and re-recognizing my voice through this forum.