It may be the year 2017, but some people still have a hard time understanding rape, and constantly look for ways to blame the victim. A North London girl took to Twitter to say it a little louder for the people in the back, and her visceral explanation of the heinous act struck a chord.
The user, who goes by the screen name @_clvrarose on Twitter and the pen name The Rose on her personal blog, posted her victorious thread on March 29th. With undeniable clarity, she broke down a side of rape that is too often ignored, and one that is disturbingly used as a defense for rapists in some cases. The entire thread earned over 6.9 thousand retweets and over 7 thousand likes, and created a wave of mutual understanding and support.
A Twitter user from North London explained rape in a way that some people might not have even considered
She went viral, and her powerful post thread received a standing ovation from the Twittersphere
Sexual assault is never the victim’s fault.