Rape Culture | Reagan Williams | TEDxArkansasStateUniversity

Translator: Leonardo Silva
Reviewer: Peter van de Ven On January 8th of 2012, a fourteen-year-old girl asked a friend
to come over for a slumber party. The two have been friends
since early childhood, even though they were separated
by a grade in school, and they started out the evening
drinking and watching a scary movie. And she had been texting
an older boy named Matt, who was the senior quarterback
on the football team. Like any other freshman, she felt a lot of pressure
to fit in with these older boys. And so when he asked her
if the girls would come over and hang out, she was ecstatic. He came and picked them up, asking them to get out of the car
before they reached the front door and climb through a basement window. Now, when the girls got inside,
they discovered four other senior boys, all of who encouraged them to drink vodka out of a cup specifically
labeled for them. Now, she wasn’t experienced with alcohol, but she trusted these older boys
that she had known from school. And so as they continued
to hand her drinks, the world eventually went black. Less than an hour later,
the boys had taken the girls home. Her friend made it inside,
but she was unresponsive. And so five senior boys
left a fourteen-year-old girl lying on the ground
in below freezing temperatures, where her hair froze to the ground. In the morning, she crawled up
to the front door, where her mother
found her bruised and sick, and she drew her a bath
to warm her up. But that was when she noticed
her daughter was red and inflamed underneath her clothes. And so she rushed her to the hospital, where her fourteen-year-old child
would undergo a rape kit. And when the results came back,
their worst fears had been confirmed. Years later, that young girl
would find out that her thirteen-year-old friend had been
raped in the room right next door. But the horror wasn’t over
for this young woman. She faced an entire community of people who turned her worst nightmare
into a hashtag, claiming that she “was asking for it.” The county dropped the charges, saying that there was no evidence
of a sex crime here, even though there was a video of her rape
circulating the halls of her school. And that was until the hacking group
Anonymous got the state involved. But even after a long
and treacherous trial, her rapist were only sentenced
to four months in prison, to be served only on weekends. And that was then reduced
to two years probation, in which he had to pay
an 1,800 dollar fine and say that he was sorry
for what he had done. He is not a registered sex offender, and he never spent a day behind bars. In the US, only 6% of all reported rapes
will end in a prison sentence. When combined with a relatively low
amount of reporting, this means that 99% of rapists
get away with their crimes. Now, there are two reasons
that might contribute to this. First, rape is an incredibly
personal crime and thus is very difficult to prove. Eight out of every 10 rapes
occur between people who knew each other before that event. Scholars call this “acquaintance rape.” And so contrary to what
most people believe, most rapes don’t happen in a dark alley
or in a bad part of town. No, most rapes happen between friends, between family members, co-workers, boyfriends or girlfriends. Most rapes happen behind closed doors, which makes them incredibly difficult
to prove in a court of law. The second factor that might contribute
to these low conviction rates is the social narratives surrounding rape
in the United States. Scholar call this the theory
of secondary victimization, which contends that for many victims, being exposed to victim-blaming attitudes
will be akin to a second rape. Victims are in a space
of extreme vulnerability immediately following an attack. Not only has their body been violated, but their autonomy, their humanity,
their sense of identity have too. Rape is one of the only crimes in which a victim’s body is used
as a weapon against them, and this alone is enough
to inflict severe psychological harm. That’s why for many victims, secondary victimization
will then lead to self-blame, sexual revictimization,
promiscuity of low self-esteem. The word “rape” may seem
unapproachable after an attack, and they might cover up
or hide the crimes against them, or even defend their rapists when challenged
by family members or friends. Research by Mary Koss shows
that victims of acquaintance rape are far less likely
than victims of stranger rape to define the event as such. And so the process of grasping
an attack so brutal and so personal is difficult enough that when victim-blaming attitudes
are added to this mix, it only gets that much harder. One in four college women
in the United States will be raped during their time on campus. One in four. Studies show that college students
endorse common rape myths at unprecedented rates. And so when challenged with doubt
or uncertainty about a sexual assault, these make it much easier
to blame the victim and excuse the actions of the perpetrator. They perpetuate myths that infiltrate
the minds of our young people and then lead to higher levels
of sexual assault in the future. For example, the belief that false rape
accusations are a common problem is particularly harmful to victims, especially when considering that the National Sexual Violence
Resource Center reports that only 2 to 8% of all reported rapes
are actually found to be false, whereas 68% of all rapes
will never be reported and only 6% of those that are
will end in a prison sentence. So the prevalence of rape outweighs the prevalence
of false accusations astronomically. And yet millions of people
still question victims instead of even considering
the possibility that these accusations are true. On November 5th of 2012, an eighteen-year-old man competed
in the collegiate debate tournament. At the beginning of the year, his coach had assigned the team captain,
Hannah, to be his partner. She flirted from the very beginning,
expressing clear sexual interest in him, but he politely told her
that he wasn’t interested. And eventually,
as her flirting progressed, he asked the coach
to reassign the partnerships, only to be told “no.” Now, at this particular tournament, they had prepared
a presentation on sexual assault because they were aware that many member of the debate community
will often go to parties after a day of competition. And his team was very close, and so men and women would often
spend time in one hotel room after a long day of competing. But he wasn’t partaking in any of these
social activities this night. He was alone in a hotel room, sleeping off a splitting migraine
that had left him incapacitated. He suffered from a medical condition
that often left him unable to move because of severe migraines. His roommates had left the door cracked, and so after about an hour of sleep, he felt someone crawl
into the bed next to him. He was hazy and confused
as she rubbed up against him. He quietly begged her to leave, but she kept saying, over and over,
that sex cures headaches and then it would be “our little secret.” She raped him. He begged her to stop. He remembers thinking
that he should try to physically stop her, but he was afraid that he’d get
in trouble for hurting a woman. And eventually, she got
disinterested and left the room. The next morning, he awoke to jokes and rumors
spread throughout the team like wildfire. She had bragged
to another member of the team that she had “convinced him” to hook up. He never told the truth
about what happened that night. She is not a registered sex offender, and she never spent a day in prison. For male victims, the social paradigm surrounding rape
brings unique challenges. The first and most common myth
that they must face is that males can’t be
the victims of rape. But this is not true. Millions of boys and men
have been the victims of rape. The National Sexual Violence
Resource Center reports that 1 in 71 American men
will be raped during their lifetime. And these numbers jump to alarming heights
when considering a college education, as 1 in 16 men on campus
will be sexually victimized. Sexual orientation can also
greatly increase this risk, as bisexual and gay men are at a 50%
higher risk than heterosexual men to be the victims of sexual
violence other than rape. So while the statistics
on male rape are so very clear, male victims often experience
even more skepticism and indifference than female victims. But victims are not the only actors
in male-rape scenarios that people find unbelievable. The notion that rapists
are generally sexually frustrated men is particularly harmful because it makes implications
about the nature of the crime. So despite significant evidence that states that rape is a crime
about power and control, many people still choose to believe
that it’s motivated by sexual impulse. It also makes implications
that women can’t rape men, or that women never perpetuate
sexual violence. But this is not true either. We have undereducated our young men about what to do
in situations of sexual assault, and they thus cannot often validate
their experiences after one. Likewise, social expectations of men often change
their connection to this crime because men are often expected to conform
to hypermasculine stereotypes and dominate women. And men are also expected
never to raise a hand to a woman, leaving them in an awkward position
of defenselessness when attacked by a female rapist. On April 4th of 2015, an eighteen-year-old girl met up
with a boy that she had been dating. Now, the two had a year’s long history
of relationships and breakups, but she always thought that, in the end, they were supposed to get married
and settle down together. She left her car at his workplace
and rode with him back to his home. Now, this was like any other night, but she felt uneasy about it, still. She couldn’t place
why she might feel this way, but something just wasn’t right. She’d been contemplating
whether to end this relationship for good. She wasn’t sure if it’s
what she wanted anymore. And so after a couple of hours, when she still couldn’t shake
this bad feeling, she told him very plainly
that she did not want to see him anymore. He began kissing her,
ignoring her request. He was persistent. She became afraid,
and he seemed confused as to why. But when she realized that this encounter
was not going to stop, she became paralyzed with fear. She was careful not to move. She counted her breaths. But when the physical pain
became unbearable, she snapped into action, beginning to kick her legs
and flail her arms until he jumped backwards,
letting her loose, and she ran into the bathroom
and locked the door. After a long shower, she returned back to that very room, and they didn’t talk
about what had happened. But she didn’t want
to cause a scene or make him angry by asking him to take her home. And so she laid beside him
for the rest of the night, pretending to sleep. The next morning, he acted
as everything was fine between them, and he held her hand in the car. But that night, she told him
she needed some space and time to process what had happened, and she asked him not contact her anymore. A few days later, she awoke
to a text message from him, asking if he could get
something off his chest. His message said, “Do you think that I raped you?” She would never forget that. This young woman never
reported her crime. She never told his parents or his friends. They had hundreds of people in common, and their lives were
inextricably intertwined, and she feared ruining
his pristine reputation. She feared that because of it,
no one would believe her. He is not a registered sex offender, and he never suffered
any consequences for his crime. That girl was me. Telling a crowd of strangers about my most vulnerable
and terrifying experience is incredibly difficult. I grappled with whether to tell it at all. I thought about what
he would say if he heard it, and I worried about what would happen now that this heavy secret
between us is out. But secrets weigh you down. April 4th of 2015
is not the end of my story. My story is one of turning
victimhood into survival. Few words can describe
the feelings of shame and betrayal that I felt that night, and few words can describe the shock of discovering that a man I loved
valued his power over me so much more than my own humanity. That April 4th of 2015
is not the end of my story. I will not feel shame, and I will not allow him to continue to perpetuate
violence in my life by keeping me silent and still. I tell you this story not because I want
your sympathy or your praise. I tell because it’s likely
that 1 in 4 of the women and 1 in 16 of the men
that I encounter on an everyday basis are the victims of rape. I tell you because it’s likely
that every one of you sees the manifestations of this culture
every day in your lives. The research shows that it’s possible
to construct a society in which rape is so discouraged that even potential rapists
would never act out in sexual violence. A common modern-day example of this
is the Minangkabau society, of Indonesia. Here, women are inherently valued, not for their sexual purpose,
but for their contribution to society, and male sexual prowess and violence
are not deemed manly, because their concept of masculinity
is not tied to sex at all. We live in what scholars would call
a rape-prone society, in which the culture of violence
against women is so embedded in us that we forget it’s even there. We have misinformed our young men
about the definition of consent, and we have defined sexuality
in terms of power and obligation. But we must unlearn
these behaviors together because the reality is that
you sit in class every single day with rape victims, and you probably
sit in class with rapists too. Rapists are not born rapists. They are constructed
by sociocultural attitudes that shape their identity
and motivate their violence. Talking about sexual assault
is incredibly uncomfortable, but that’s precisely
why we must do just that. So if you are a victim of sexual assault,
tell your story proudly, and if you’re not, use your voice
to help those who are. Because I firmly believe
that our vulnerability is our voice, that our stories fuel our strength, that our pain does not define us and that our common experiences
will bind strangers together with an unbreakable force. And with our stories,
not in spite of them, we will be stronger than ever before. Together, we can cure our society
of this sickness that plagues us, and we will be free. Thank you. (Applause)


  1. Caroline Marchand said:

    One in sixteen men is actually lower than what I have read before… I read one out of eight

    April 12, 2019
  2. Mi Hi said:

    Someone finally talked about it!!!! I hope one day women come and speak up how much they broke when this happened to them. Sometimes they think it's their fault because they were drunk. They slowly Breaking Inside and work so hard to find happiness again. sometimes it takes years and I saw many of my friends suicide because of this.

    April 13, 2019
  3. Amani said:

    I feel like she contradicted herself during this presentation..she says that in the story about male victimization, males are told not to hit/abuse woman, that's why he did not defend himself. However, in her last statement, she began speaking about the society in which she lives that has a culture of violence against women. I don't understand..

    April 13, 2019
  4. Quilivine said:

    It breaks my heart that this video has millions of views less than that of the majority of equally important TEDTalks

    April 16, 2019
  5. Renuka said:

    you're such a strong woman. the stories ,the statistics everything was so well done one of the best ted talks.

    April 18, 2019
  6. Natalie Lou said:

    …I’ve been on a roll tonight with all these devastating videos. Then my depression increases when I enter the comments

    April 19, 2019
  7. Esther Yogman said:

    This talk is wonderful. She spoke frankly, used true statistics, told the story of a male victim (who often get ignored, sadly) and made an atmosphere where people could be emotionally invested without being overwhelmed. I'm proud of her

    April 20, 2019
  8. TodaywithSam said:

    Two issues. 1 she should have known better than to go drinking when she was t supposed to in the first place and 2 the legal system failed.

    April 23, 2019
  9. skrsr4200 said:

    why are you whispering?

    April 26, 2019
  10. barry weber said:

    Great video. Good talk. Sad this is happening to women.

    April 26, 2019
  11. TheGhoulishSword said:

    I get the message, and it's a good message, but there is a fair bit wrong with this video. Maybe I'm just nitpicking though.

    April 26, 2019
  12. Boosted Doge said:

    Alright show me in the doll where he touched you

    April 30, 2019
  13. Net said:

    Of that 6% who get convicted, how many of those guys are actually innocent and didn’t commit any crime?

    April 30, 2019
  14. chatoi s said:

    You’re so strong 💪🏿

    May 1, 2019
  15. Juan Valdez said:

    As some one who has been wrongfully accused, it makes me sad that 2 things can’t exist at once. Women can be victims, and that the seriousness of the crime needs proof. Why should it not be easy for a man to destroy a women’s life, but it is ok for it to be easy to destroy a man’s?

    May 6, 2019
  16. Eternal Nightmare said:

    "68% never get reported." IF IT WASN'T REPORTED, THEN HOW DO YOU KNOW IT HAPPENED?

    May 9, 2019
  17. Vitaliy Khomich said:

    Most rapes are BS.

    May 12, 2019
  18. Anne Slabinski said:

    Thank you so much for sharing.

    May 20, 2019
  19. RenaissanceRepairman said:

    0:26 "..they started out the evening drinking and watching a scary movie…" Why was a 14 year old girl sitting at home DRINKING??? SERIOUS parenting issues to start with!!!

    May 20, 2019
  20. chris meece said:

    I want sources for these stories, as well as sources for her statistics used in the video. If anyone could help me out, that would be dope.

    May 21, 2019
  21. grace bailey said:

    September 9, 2017 isn’t the end of my story, either.

    May 22, 2019
  22. L Allen said:

    Learn Karate'

    May 23, 2019
  23. Shelagh McKenna said:

    All these comments about being held innocent until proven guilty are bunk, because we now have fMRI scanning, and it will support anyone who has been unjustly accused – so why aren't these people calling for fMRI scanning, if they really didn't do it?

    May 26, 2019
  24. Anonymous Person said:

    6:42 They weren't true for the Central Park Five.

    June 3, 2019
  25. My Crown G said:

    Free our societies of this sickness!!!

    June 4, 2019
  26. jfsfrnd said:

    Some people go through more and everyone says they are lying too.

    June 6, 2019
  27. OdiLe ZHURJE said:

    "4th April 2015! Victimhood into survival.
    The man whom I loved power over me.
    I will not allow him to perpetuate violence in my life to keep me silent."
    Reagan Williams, thank you for speaking up!

    June 11, 2019
  28. David Fortier said:

    Is this a TED Talk or tear jerker pageantry? This is supposed to be about educating people, not trying to upset them.

    June 13, 2019
  29. Sidd Sen said:

    Challenging, provocative, inspiring and liberating seventeen minutes of my life.

    I wish I even had a fraction of the courage she has.

    We are not alone.

    June 18, 2019
  30. K Ma said:

    How will we stop this? Can good men help women?

    June 23, 2019
  31. Auntie Rose said:

    drinking…red light flashing

    June 23, 2019
  32. sdRBD sdRBD said:


    June 25, 2019
  33. Robert James said:

    This is typical liberal propaganda. It starts with an anecdote. Then jumps into misleading statistics. That's all I can stand to watch. The left just can't help presenting misinformation like this.

    June 25, 2019
  34. rui figueiredo said:

    people in this comment section are pathetic

    June 27, 2019
  35. Jacklin Gharibian said:

    This behavior is barbaric.

    June 28, 2019
  36. rakhshan rezaee said:

    I love you, truly inspiring, thank you thank you thank you

    July 3, 2019
  37. Jonita Gonsalves said:

    Thank u for sharing ur story.

    July 4, 2019
  38. Jasmine Jeanine said:

    Our culture CONSTANTLY blames victim bc it's impossible to victimize ppl without dehumanizing them first. Thus hierarchy was created specifically to dominate men and get them to be SO invested that they'll DIE and KILL for those in control. But they had to have a reward which pretty much equated to "you get to dominate women and OWN their property/their children and THEIR reproductive system" and IF you "play by the rules" and "climb the ladder" you have a chance to become rich and powerful TOO.
    Therefore they gave the men status, and opportunity to dominate OTHERS and have power at a whole different level as previously male property was passed to their sister's children as they couldn't be sure that their kids were theirs. They also lost their status when ppl stopped hunting/gathering and started farming something btw WOMEN did as we've ALWAYS did the day to day tasks.
    This means guys had NO ego or position of power in the family, as almost ALL statues found during this time were female and focused on reproduction. Most of the main deities were FEMALE like Shiva the god of creation/destruction, or multi gendered, as the idea of a "father" like God didn't come about till after civilizations started killing each other as patriarchy and hierarchy ONLY came about when the empire militarized.
    All too often women focus on women's rights as in saying they want exactly what men have while failing to realize that men too are oppressed as this entire system is about Subjugating other MEN and cultures not women. We were dominated to insure that we had LARGE families with hopefully LOTS of boys as their govs needed a steady supply of boys to send off to fight and die for their rulers. But if women are given a choice we DON'T have super large families we have SMALL ones.
    But it's extremely difficult to keep control of ppl through force thus the west has ALWAYS used lots of "soft" power or we've exported our culture across the globe and educated the world through OUR education system which was created to indoctrinate the civilization so those in power can stay in power while the rest of us end up arguing about the which political party or religion we believe in and NOT questioning the system itself.
    This is akin to the system giving you two options, fried chicken or Big mac. Ppl split to say WHY we should have one over the other and become very tribal about each while NO one asked about WHO actually got to pick the two choices. Thus we've been given a illusion of freedom, that our votes matter, etc… But in reality it doesn't matter which item we pick as BOTH are picked by the elite's who control the system thus the real "election" occurred before we EVER got to vote.

    July 10, 2019
  39. Trinity Livingston said:

    Very sad, hope you are able to keep on keeping on!😭😭😗😗

    July 10, 2019
  40. Mr Woodwind said:

    Bro if anyone try touch me without consent, i will uppercut em of my di*ck

    July 13, 2019
  41. Fusion Faggot said:


    July 20, 2019
  42. willem7399 said:

    I salute you young lady. You are very brave.

    July 21, 2019
  43. TheMormonSorceress said:

    What's worse now and days, is that any woman can falsely accuse anyone of that crime and everyone would believe them and the innocent man's life gets ruined and is thrown behind bars. It is definitely not helping much at all

    July 25, 2019
  44. george howell iii said:

    Great speech!

    July 27, 2019
  45. loveisthething said:

    Somehow she's annoying.

    July 29, 2019
  46. Gio said:

    Misinforming speech. Mostly Anecdotical.

    July 30, 2019
  47. Russell Henderson said:

    She is totally right!!!

    August 2, 2019
  48. Tamra Dwiggins said:

    This "talk" is utterly filled with misinformation.

    August 3, 2019
  49. water girl said:

    did the girls give permission?

    August 3, 2019
  50. Gabrielle Warburton said:

    Am not a victim Am a survivor

    August 3, 2019
  51. Che Crimmins said:

    I hate it when people mention statistics but don't site their sources.

    August 5, 2019
  52. Mars said:

    Such a lovely human being, thank you for speaking about not only your own experiences but the experiences of others. This is such a complex topic to talk about, but she did it so well and with so much grace and clarity. We have keep this conversation going.

    August 6, 2019
  53. Elbownian said:

    It's an important topic, and therefore a great pity that she's torpedoing her credibility by trotting out all the old discredited red herring 'statistics'that these fantasists seem so enamoured of. Ah well.

    August 6, 2019
  54. Gracie Aloña Drewry said:

    I honestly stared crying during this video

    August 7, 2019
  55. Yur Jhr said:

    Literally in tears right now.

    August 8, 2019
  56. Curt Christensen said:

    Are you kidding me? "Get out of the car before we get there, and crawl through a basement window"??? Who would agree to that?

    August 9, 2019
  57. Chiefly Chieftain said:

    I thought the title stated, "rap culture." I started to say, "Yeah, I hate rap too."

    August 16, 2019
  58. steve schweichler said:

    If it were a culture, wouldn’t the majority have to participate in it? A culture is a collective set of ideals, morals, and values. If anything rapists are anti culture because they don’t conform to the laws and norms and culture of our society.

    August 19, 2019
  59. dtm said:

    Absolutely no hate or criticism to her, but how exactly did her boyfriend commit a crime? He was just kissing her when she didn’t want to be kissed and she kicked him away and he stopped. I feel he felt sorry.

    August 19, 2019
  60. B L said:

    Excellent presentation, and thank you for being vulnerable in an effort to shed light on this problem.

    August 20, 2019
  61. I A said:

    She is one of the worst speaker.

    August 22, 2019
  62. DannyDaDuffyDucking Daffer said:

    Are we in Saudi Arabia??

    August 23, 2019
  63. Kishalay Sinha said:


    I don't like dishonesty. I hate dishonesty. I think all American girls – right from a little girl to bigger girls – have lots of s. with boyfriends. All girls of all age groups have s. with their dating "boyfriends". I don't like pretense. Why want to hide something the whole world knows? And this is going on not only in America but ALSO in all other countries of the world. Virginity is a quixotic idea. (Only God could do without pre-m. s.) – G

    Kishalay Sinha [G]

    August 25, 2019
  64. SmolRageMatti said:

    Your experience is a bit similar to what I had dealt with… I still have lingering resentment and a lot of issues with my already existing anxiety and depression. It doesnt hit me as much but sometimes I have nightmares. Sometimes I have memories that re-emerge. And sometimes I wish I could just rip their throats out and watch them bleed to death and hope they have even a minor realization of the pain I feel.

    August 31, 2019
  65. Nikita said:

    Her story is so much like my own except it continued for a further 3 months and only ended because he met someone else.

    September 2, 2019
  66. Nadia Adams said:

    South Africa is in a state of crisis currently, this video is so relevant.

    September 11, 2019
  67. Chubbslsls said:


    September 25, 2019
  68. Mr Brightside said:

    Obviously this wouldn't solve the problem 100% but parents really should be teaching children of 13 and 14 why they shouldn't go out drinking with adults. This doesn't excuse the rapists involved in this case but these girls had obviously not been taught how to make good decisions. The parents clearly were not supervising the girls either if they let them go out with a load of men or if they didn't even realise the girls had gone out. Blaming the parents won't solve anything but learning to educate girls and watching over them could have prevented this. It could also prevent it happening to a lot of other victims too. Yes punishments should be tougher but prevention of the crime is the best outcome and that is something parents should be able to do in cases like this.

    September 26, 2019
  69. Cookie said:

    "Rapists are not born rapists. They are constructed." Wow, that hit me

    September 30, 2019
  70. Gabe Powers said:

    I personally believe rapists should be burned alive in public.

    October 1, 2019
  71. Ronnie Ketchum said:

    Kill all rapists !!!!🤯🤯🤯🤯

    October 3, 2019
  72. Cw Legend said:

    Watch Steven Crowder Liberals

    October 4, 2019
  73. Isca S said:

    This kind of talk and others on this subject should be shown in highschools & colleges.

    October 5, 2019
  74. 75ur15 said:

    I only disagree with her numbers, saying x percent of rapes are reported and y are proven false ar absolutely meaningless numbers for which you can have no basis

    October 6, 2019
  75. you tube8 said:

    Their behaviour will be punished

    October 6, 2019
  76. ToSamus Aran 2.0 said:

    Thought this would get a lot more dislikes, I was very surprised.

    October 7, 2019
  77. Arcos URT said:

    Regardless of the storys, i would like to see the statistik of 1 in 4 women, couse i cant find it. Even 1 in 5 seems to be wrong. So i have to asume she is not well informed about the statistics at all.

    October 9, 2019
  78. Miya Popova said:

    Most people here aren't getting the message. She's not saying that we should believe every single accusation. She's saying that we shouldn't disregard victims before hearing their story. Especially where there is enough evidence the issue shouldn't be downplayed.

    October 9, 2019
  79. James Passmore said:

    Shes twenty years old. What would she know. Why are they broadcsting lectures from children?

    October 9, 2019
  80. Randall Smith said:

    This was not what I thought it would be. Ms. Williams is a very balanced and persuasive speaker.

    October 9, 2019
  81. Valerie Benitez said:

    October 6th, 2018 is not the end of my story either

    October 10, 2019
  82. Nielen Uys said:


    October 10, 2019
  83. Ariana S. said:

    I'm glad it's never happened to me, I always told my mom it wouldn't. Still hasn't and now I'm 18 years old and stay armed wherever I go just to be prepared.

    October 18, 2019
  84. Donna Hazen said:

    July 4th 1999 was the end of my happy story….will never be the person i was before that night….

    October 23, 2019
  85. Malek Elbeshti said:

    If we stick to marriages non of this will happen.

    October 23, 2019
  86. Juggalicious Memes said:

    I Spit On Your Grave was a great movie series

    October 24, 2019
  87. Nicky Aru said:

    13 reasons why

    October 24, 2019
  88. connann barbarin said:


    October 30, 2019
  89. oddie kunthar said:

    rip audrie pott… bless you for spreading the story

    October 31, 2019
  90. 2012clarity said:

    The evolution of the human male from the neck up is slow & exhausting.

    November 2, 2019
  91. eimear mulligan said:

    There is a documentary on Netflix involving the first story called "Audrey & Daisy". Definitely worth a watch

    November 9, 2019
  92. Sofia-Sylvia Logotheti said:


    November 14, 2019
  93. Tahashin Rahman said:

    She is so strong to be able to say this and am really proud she did.

    November 15, 2019
  94. Mckenzie Shoaf said:

    what i would really love to see is a straight male victim talk about his experiences. that would be inspiring.

    November 17, 2019
  95. Marlene Binder said:

    6% i am shoooooooookkkkkkkk

    November 24, 2019
  96. Kmak Milly said:

    No Offense but at wh*te b*y college parties they spike the punch with ecstasy and they tell all of the guys NOT to drink it. They call it "The Loosener". That's crazy!!! I got ghost! Means I LEFT! THAT'S how you use "ghost"…..NOT " I ghosted them dude!" – To "ghost" anyone else literally means you killed them! Stupids! "I got ghost! ='s I left!….I bounced!…..Smh!

    November 25, 2019
  97. Christian Trent said:

    It’s not real

    November 26, 2019
  98. Kaan OSTURK said:

    I definitely don’t do that

    November 27, 2019
  99. Joe Taylor said:

    What kind of girl name is Reagan?

    November 27, 2019
  100. sarah's unicornworld said:

    You are so brave. You are in control of your body and no one can change that.

    November 28, 2019

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