Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Dear Mr. Will

An OB/GYN who is also a rape survivor replies to George F. Will’s rancid column on the “coveted status” of being sexually assaulted.

There is no woman who I have ever met personally or as an OB/GYN who thinks that surviving a rape confers some sort of privilege. I am genuinely curious if you interviewed a few young women hoping to earn their college rape badge or is that just a conclusion you reached looking at the issue of sexual assault through the myopic lens of misogyny?

Come spend a day in my clinic Mr. Will. Come see how the scars of rape linger even decades later.

There is no survivor privilege, just survivors.

Wrap your bow tie around that one, George.

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