30 June 2011

" [Bristol] Palin’s language around the incident reflects a nameless hesitancy that young women feel when reporting violations of their own sexual autonomy. When incidents of rape are treated as finger pointing cases of women just getting what they had coming to them, then what happens when we try and talk about all the violations in between? It would be easy to end this on one of the most solid points of the movement to end sexual violence and rape, the idea that rape is rape is rape. But what happens when we can’t even define it for ourselves?"

-Coco, Persephone Magazine