This piece is about rape victims and the words used to describe them. Rape is a brutal violent act, but even in our modern age culture and media still looks to the victim for fault. No one blames a vase for breaking when it gets knocked over, or blames the material it was made out of, saying it should of been sturdier or invited it. The action the broke it was at fault. Rape and sexual assault is brutal and cruel, and in America I believe that its an issue often thrown under the rug. But its real for millions of victims of people. Its in your face, its real.