It is time to reclaim the expression target, writes Danielle Campoamor.
We sat on a kitchen area stool, shivering, while a tired, nearly annoyed police haphazardly squeezed along side it switch of their handheld radio perched atop their neck. “The victim is a female that is 25-year-old brown locks, brown eyes, approximately 5’6’’, 120 pounds. Somewhat intoxicated, complaining of upper body, wrist, and inner thigh discomfort. Feasible intimate attack. ” The phrase “victim” had been suspended when you look at the area as i came to terms with what had happened just 30 minutes prior, in a bedroom directly above where I sat: I was raped between us, heavy and thick and threatening to suffocate me.