These serial rapes in Waldo have got me really on edge. We live in a cruel world when people think they can just  waltz into somebody’s house and violate them.

These serial rapes in Waldo have got me really on edge. We live in a cruel world when people think they can just  waltz into somebody’s house and violate them.


Sadly when he is off the streets, some new pervert will just fill in the gap somehow. What’s crueler is that a new study from BBC news suggests that people believe rape victims should take responsibility for it. What’s more interesting is that about 71 percent of people saying that are women.


The world is typically ignorant of rape and how it happens. The first thought that comes to mind is dark alleyways, big guys with menacing voices in trench coats, and no escape. That isn’t always the case. More often than not, victims usually know the rapist and trust them.


The thought of getting raped terrifies me, but what’s worse is not being able to talk about it to anyone. It’s natural to take the blame as a victim, and it’s harder to heal when the rest of the world is blaming you.


I don’t get how women are crueler about it. The survey suggests that 71 percent of women say the victim should take blame if they got into bed with the assailant and 57 percent of women said it’s the victim’s fault if she dressed provocatively or accepted drinks from their date. So, if the woman is acting kind of like a slut, then she brought it on herself.


Everybody puts themselves into bad situations. The downside of the benefit of hindsight is that it isn’t the benefit of foresight. People should be held accountable for their mistakes, yes, but sometimes things happen that you could never in a million years predict. To say that a rape victim has nobody to blame but herself is just a downright heartless thing to say, and it’s easy to point the finger at others until that person is you. Basically, I think everybody needs to have a little more empathy for each other because the world may be cruel, but it’s a lot crueler with everyone against you.