9 Apr 2008

How time is weighted

"This stinking world where a man spent 10 years raping me; another man spent a few days investigating it; and another man a few hours reading about it and a few minutes telling me: 'No - you cannot have what you want."

"This has killed me."

This was written in a journal by a woman who claims she was raped. I am not concerned about whether or not she was; that is not relevant to the point I want to make.

Two things struck me about her statement.

  1. This was men and their common attitude towards rape that she dealt with.
  2. The way she put the value of time to each action; greatly weighted; and common to cases such as these.

Sometimes, I am ashamed to be a man.