Rape is wrong, illegal, and reprehensible-and yet still tragically common. In this film, eight women tell their diverse personal stories of sexual assault, from a Midwestern teenager trying...
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Rape is wrong, illegal, and reprehensible-and yet still tragically common. In this film, eight women tell their diverse personal stories of sexual assault, from a Midwestern teenager trying alcohol for the first time to a Native American woman gradually coming to terms with her abusive childhood. Gripping and emotional, this film is an opportunity to empathize with people-not just absorb faceless statistics-and to puncture the silence and denial that allow sexual assault to thrive. Ultimately, their stories shed light on how this epidemic affects us all. Written by
Before I start by review to A Baron I would like to point this out - the woman Karen originally intended to have sex with a man, but changed her mind and he scared her into it anyway. Only a rapist would frighten a woman into having sex with him. People are allowed to change their mind. The other survivors interviewed are a woman who were forced to have sex. That is always rape. Anyone who says otherwise is the one with the twisted view of things.
As for the film. Anyone watching can expect women talking about their experiences of sexual violence. If you want to know more about police procedures or research you will not find it here. The film acts as a platform for women to tell their stories. The stories themselves and powerful and interesting and no other input is needed. The film doesn't preach, it just allows you to listen and learn.
Rape is still a crime that is all too common and yet difficult to talk about. This film helps people to share and to listen and for that it is worth seeing.
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