Posted on | March 26, 2014 | 31 Comments
Look, I don’t want to get into any slut-shaming, victim-blaming or homophobia here. But some things can only happen in Florida:
For 18 minutes, Justin Hand looks into the camera and recounts how he was raped.
In two videos on YouTube titled “I Was Raped Last Sunday,” the 18-year-old Hand (he turns 19 next week)
tells the story of how he went out on a normal night in late January to Parliament House, a gay club in Orlando, Florida. There, he met a stranger and ended up going back to his hotel room, where the man assured him he wouldn’t try anything, because his sleeping roommate was around anyway. When Justin tried to leave, the man attacked and anally raped him. . . .
“I am not a virgin, I partake in casual sex, and put myself in a situation that was a mistake. And I want people to understand that it’s still rape.”
Thanks for sharing that, Justin. And let that be a warning to the rest of you teenagers: Don’t ever go to Florida. They’ll rape you.