Kelly acknowledges the grey area into which she ventured by ultimately consenting, albeit conditionally and under duress. Her family offered little in the way of emotional support. One study shows that out of 1, rapes, perpetrators will walk free. You are lying to your partner when you tamper with birth control. Consent should never resemble anything close to bargaining or capitulation, but the type of victim-blaming Kelly encountered is a hallmark of rape culture.
Haley. Age: 32.
Lying about birth control status is wrong, plain and simple.
Aniyah. Age: 21.
Dating after #MeToo: he secretly took off his condom during sex – it's a thing
With each day that passes in her otherwise mutually satisfying relationship, the original incident feels harder to broach. We need to stop perpetuating the idea that condom-less sex is somehow an indicator of how two people feel about one another. I think people are starting to realize that this really is a problem.