A lot of people have been asking us what’s rape and what’s sexual assault and asking what their situations are classified under. And to a certain extent, that means something, but for the most part: it doesn’t. What matters is that it happened and that you’re hurting, not what it’s called. Yes, it’s important when coming to terms with what happened but debating over the name isn’t going to get you anywhere. It’s a label, and at times those labels can be scary. I know at first I had a really hard time accepting the label “rape” and I still really do. It’s so much easier to brush it off sometimes… But even if you brush it off, the problems is still there.
There is no competition on “who had it worse” by whose classification seems worse. What matters is that it happened and what matters is how you feel.
Stay strong and take care, and feel free to send a message in the ask. <3