This piece is an op-ed written by Joseph Rogers, and originally published on theorion.com. And I update this as a dedication to my missing friend, iDuke, once a victim of sexual assault, and every reader of Kito Diaries, man or woman, who has been violated sexually at one time or another in their lives.
It does not always happen in an alley.
It does not always happen in the dark.
It does not always happen at knifepoint.
It does not always happen in the park.
It always leaves scars.
As difficult as it has been writing this, there’s a point — a perspective, mine and other men’s, that shouldn’t be silent.
One of the greatest men I know once told me if I really wish to make a difference in the world I have to tell my story.
Not the public story I share with others in polite arenas — the real, personal one. Continue reading