Reblogged for truth.
Two years ago, the daughter of a friend of mine, who is the same age as my daughter (we are talking second grade at the time) was accosted by a boy their age on the playground at school. The boy kept grabbing her in the crotch, and laughing, as if it was a game because it was upsetting her.
She told their teacher, who did everything right and called the school psychologist, and all the parents.
The school? Hushed it up, or tried to. The school psychologist kept excusing it away as “things kids do”. My friend was told that it wasn’t like it was sexual assault or anything, because they were only seven. A boy of seven can’t sexually assault a girl the same age, you see. It’s impossible. Dontcha know.
The psychologist went as far as to tell them all that if my friend’s daughter was ‘rewarded’ with attention for making a big deal out of something so slight as kids playing, that she was going to learn that she could “use something like this in the future for attention”.
We live in a rape culture, folks. A world where a seven year old girl can be sexually assaulted and then told that she is wrong and only looking for attention when she has the courage to speak out against what was perpetrated against her.
We are put in the pot as babies, and the kyriarchy keeps turning the heat up gradually as we grow.
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