For the Daily Prompt: inheritance.
Such soft colors. I am trying to capture the ferry wake color in the sunrise.
The news this morning and I am thinking of girls who are not believed and predators who are after them. And boys too. I am thinking of medical school, this essay.
I am thinking of the comment from a fellow male medical student, about the statistics of one girl in five sexually abused: “I never believed it. I didn’t think women could be okay after that.”
There is still the idea in our culture of a woman “ruined”. Women are still not believed. Boys are assaulted, too. One in twenty. Here: http://victimsofcrime.org/media/reporting-on-child-sexual-abuse/child-sexual-abuse-statistics.
And in the end, I wonder, what are the adults thinking? It’s the woman’s fault for being pretty? It’s the girl’s fault for being vulnerable? The devil made me do it? I was tempted by evil? It isn’t my fault. I have money and power and therefore I can do whatever I want. Women and children aren’t people, I can buy and sell and use them.
I am so relieved to hear the news from Alabama this morning.