That one dreadful night I will never forget.
Him. Stumbling in through the front door at 11:53 pm, drunk from his night out with the guys.
I was sitting on the couch watching TV waiting for him to get home. He walked over to the couch and threw himself on me while attempting to rip off my clothes.
It didn't end until 3am. I lay frozen on the floor, naked with tears running down my face.
We had been dating for almost two years and we were truly happy. I thought we would last forever.
If you’re wondering what happened. He raped me.
You see, rape doesn’t only happen outside of relationships.
Had we had sex before? Yes.
Did I want it that night? No.
Just because you’ve had sex with someone before, it doesn’t mean you can just force the other person to do it whenever you want.
It doesn't matter if you’re single, married, dating, or friends with benefits. No one has the right to force you into sex.
Rape is rape.
If you or anyone you know has felt forced into sex by someone, please talk to someone you trust.
You are not weak.
You are not property.
You are not a toy.
You are a human being.