It feels like every apology for sexual abuse sounds the same. Someone who has done unspeakable things to women or men says they're sorry, tries to justify their actions, then expects their lives to return to a semblance of normalcy their victims have been denied. One feminist on Twitter, @KateHarding, decided to highlight the ridiculousness of these apologies:
These apologies don't feel so normal when the abuser is stabbing men instead of sexually assaulting women.
Twitter took the baton and ran with it:
These lines feel all too familiar.
After stabbings, no one blames victims.
It seems we're part of a stab culture.
Of course, the stabbings cause other issues.
"If you didn't want to get stabbed, you shouldn't have been drinking!"
Should we be letting stabbers off so easily?
Why would stabbing victims lie?
Perhaps it's time we learned:
Harding has made an impact outside of hilarious Twitter threads as well. Her book, Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture--and What We Can Do About It, is available on Amazon.
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