The shit hit the fan Tuesday on my campus and especially on my floor in my dorm. An extremely misinformed “journalist”, Yevgeniya Lomakina, wrote an article on the Planned Parenthood issue but took it too far. She basically said that a woman who dresses provocatively at all, imbibes alcohol, and flirts with a man deserves to be raped and deal with whatever consequence (a child) that comes from the rape.
She continues with other untruths such as people are having sex earlier than ever, which is not true people have actually been waiting later to begin engaging in sex. There are almost no numbers or evidence for her arguments or statements of “fact”.
My floor erupted at this article because we could not understand how anyone especially a woman could imply that anyone deserves to be raped for any reason. I was upset but also glad to see my friends getting angry over something that could affect me. My best friend on the floor is a flamboyant gay man and he was the most upset. He was turning red because he couldn’t understand how someone could attack a woman’s right to her body and the privacy and ownership women deserve and retain over their bodies. He was willing to fight for me as a woman even though he is (obviously) not one just as I am willing to fight against anti-gay movements even though I myself am not gay. That gave me joy in the midst of the outrage surrounding all of us and makes me glad that I chose to join this floor.
Please read the article yourself and feel free to comment to me and ask questions. The authors e-mail is also on the website so you can contact her if you wish or just leave a comment on the article itself.