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Rape Shame

Why Didn't Ariel Castro's Victims Run Away? It's Simple

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 07.09.2013 | Crime
Jincey Lumpkin

Over and over and over, women and girls receive the message to keep quiet, be sweet and not cause a fuss. It's a rigged system. And yet the public is shocked and dismayed when victims of violent abuse stay or defend the abuser.

Getting Raped Does Not Make You a Lesbian

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 01.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

For years after I came out of the closet, I was embarrassed to tell people about the rape, because I was convinced that people would say, "Oh, well, it's obvious that this experience made you a lesbian. It turned you against men."