A Perfect-Length Think Piece on Rape

Rape is fucking wrong.

It’s the most despicable crime you can inflict on a fellow human being and rapists are scum. Rape destroys souls. Everything about rape culture is wrong and if you ever use it as an excuse, you’re garbage. Do you really need a fucking think piece to tell you that? If you catch someone in the act, please hurt them in ways that affect them greatly for the rest of their sorry lives.

Now go out and make sure you do everything in your power to ensure the next generation understands this.

 

Gabino Iglesias is a writer, journalist, and book reviewer living in Austin, TX. He’s the author of ZERO SAINTS (Broken River Books), HUNGRY DARKNESS (Severed Press), and GUTMOUTH (Eraserhead Press). His reviews have appeared in Electric Literature, The Rumpus, 3AM Magazine, Marginalia, The Collagist. Heavy Feather Review, Crimespree, Out of the Gutter, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, HorrorTalk, Verbcide, and many other print and online venues. You can find him on Twitter at @Gabino_Iglesias