It is my extreme pleasure to bring to you a guest post/poem from Melissa Flickinger about consent, rape culture and blame. Please read comment and share this important piece with others.
“She Should Have…”
She should have known better than to wear that dress.
She was asking for it, looking the way she did.
She should have known better than to go to that party with her friends.
She put herself in a bad situation.
She should have known better than to take that first sip.
She was irresponsible, letting her inhibitions fall.
She should have known that he wanted more than a kiss.
She was asking for it, looking at him the way she did.
He should have known that no means no.
But, boys will be boys.
Aside from having a serious reading addiction Melissa Flickinger enjoys writing (mostly poetry), advocating for mental health and women’s issues. She is a coffee addict and loves all things pumpkin.
She is the founder and owner of Melissa Flick’s Author Services, author assistance and book marketing.