Dear Man on the Bus: Rape Doesn’t Play Favorites.

Via on Oct 24, 2013

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve heard that “girls are asking for it,” when they wear short skirts, Daisy Dukes, when their midriffs show, shirts reveal cleavage or for their having too much make-up on.

I also have heard, “She’s not pretty enough to be raped,” in passing a few times. Living in a fairly large city–San Diego—for 18 years exposed me to a bit of these crude, despicable comments surrounding rape.

Rape doesn’t play favorites.

Rape happens to children, to boys and girls, to women and men. We know this, but still among us are those with shallow viewpoints regarding it.

It’s slam poets like this that help to shine light on those dark places, exposing the horrors of rape for what it truly is. Victims of rape are not relegated to the “beautiful,” ones. Rape is a sick aspect of humanity in which everyone is a potential victim.

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Ed: Cat Beekmans

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About Krista Katrovas

Krista Katrovas has had over 27 articles published in nationally recognized magazines. She teaches Yoga in Prague, Czech Republic every July and calls Kalamazoo, Michigan Home, Sweet, Om, where she teaches and practices Yoga, Spirituality, Shamanism, and pursues writing. She can be reached at her website.

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7 Responses to “Dear Man on the Bus: Rape Doesn’t Play Favorites.”

  1. Laura says:

    Wow, absolute chills… The power poetry posseses is beyond amazement. Thank you, thank you.

  2. Krista Katrovas Krista says:

    Poetry heals and reveals. Thanks for taking the time to post. Blessings.

  3. Words that leave you speechless.

  4. Tulip says:

    Can someone please provide a transcript? I am from India and am having trouble understanding every word…….thanks.

  5. Krista Katrovas Krista says:

    2013 National Poetry Slam in Boston, MA. If you google this and Dear Man on the Bus, there might be the lyrics written for you to read. Best of Luck!
    Yes! This is powerful! Thanks for reading and posting!

    • Tulip says:

      Thank you, Krista! I tried that already, with no luck :-(…guess I'll just have to keep listening to it until I figure it all out. It is just so painful, moves me to tears every time I listen to him, even though I don't get it in its entirety–powerful indeed!! I wanted to share it with my friends but know that they will have the same problem.

  6. Krista Katrovas Krista says:

    Blessings to you. Like Sanskrit, sometimes it's the sound that makes sense to the body and not the meaning of the words. Namaste.

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