Finding my Voice,
Putting the shame where it belongs
Which is on the rapists and people that protected
the bastards that raped me.
I will not be silenced,
I was silenced for to long after
being raped at 11, 19,23, and 25.
I never asked to be raped,
I was a innocent child and
knew nothing about rape when
a sixteen year old raped me.
I was then told to be quiet
and to never tell any one.
At 19, I was told by police officer that I
deserved to be raped by two men when
I drank for the first time and could not
When i was 23, I was raped by a friend
Then when i joined the Navy and went to
A school , I was raped twice by the same guy
that was a Third Class Petty Officer and a fleet
I was told over and over again that it was my fault,
That I was nothing but a walking mattress that
deserved what had happened.
I did not enlist in the Navy to be raped, betrayed and
thrown away like a piece of garbage.
I will not be silent any more.
Rape should not be part of growing up and rapists should
answer for what they do.
Rape should not be part of attending a university and police
officers should not defend rapists.
Rape should not be part of serving your country. I did
not enlist to be raped by fellow service member. We
are brothers, sisters, Mothers, Fathers, Aunt’s, Uncle’s,
Nephews, Niece’s and we do not deserve to be raped and told
that the UCMJ does not apply to us after being raped.
We do not deserve seeing the chain of command doing
everything they can to protect a rapist.
We do not deserve the emotional abuse and institutional abuse
after being raped.
We had a crime committed against us that we did not ask for.
We deserve support.
Having the rapist prosecuted not promoted and sent to another
command so he can continue to rape over and over again.
Where does protecting rapists come into the Core Values
of Honor, Courage, Commitment?
I will continue to speak out against rape!!
Rape is not sex.
Rape is about power and control.
What has happened to me has changed me for
the rest of my life.