Meet a mum who, rape awareness week.
"If you’re reading this then you probably read Rebecca’s recent post ‘Let’s talk about Friday night’ and when I read that I was pretty much fist pumping that a fellow mumma stood up to another for their bad parenting moment (Seriously! Teach your sons better than that!). Some people might think a slap on the ass is expected when you go to a bar but THAT’S THE PROBLEM. It’s ‘expected’. But it’s not okay and this needs to change and it needs to start with our kids. We need to raise them to respect one another and learn about consent and how to appropriately engage with whoever! Girl boy, boy boy, girl girl – whatever, this applies to EVERY person of EVERY gender. This kind of attitude that it’s the victims fault because of where he/she was, what they were wearing, how they were dancing is messed up and I’d bet is one of the sole reasons most people don’t come forward about any sexual assault they may experience. Because it’s so prevalent I can only hope that it’s just this ingrained rape culture that we live in that makes otherwise nice guys act like this, as I refuse to believe every man is a predator.
However, every woman I have ever known has experienced unwanted sexual attention from a man to some degree."