The writer used to drink and dance and flirt just a little too intensely. This wasn't partying—she was self-anesthetizing from an unspeakable violation she is now starting to reckon with.
As this mother knows, the language we use to reinforce rape culture doesn’t start with adulthood, it goes all the way back to the womb.
This week, Congress is poised to pass a tweaked "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act," with new language that appeases all GOP’ers. And signals very disturbing news for rape survivors.