16 Things People Told A Rape Survivor After She Wrote About Her Rape

Warning: These comments may make you angry.

On Friday, an Oxford University student writing pseudonymously as Miss Marcello wrote bravely about her rape.

In her shocking article, she wrote a detailed account of her rape experience, and how the police pressured her to drop the case.

The article provoked strong reactions. While the overall response was positive, Marcello was appalled at some of the victim-blaming comments she received. She told BuzzFeed: “I can’t believe some of the things that people come out with. And some of them are amusing for their sheer stupidity.”

Below is a selection of those comments.

You can read the full article here at Medium, including Marcello’s commentary on the comments.

If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual violence, it’s not your fault.

Live in the UK? You can find out more at Rape Crisis

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Rossalyn Warren is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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