Here it is as plain as I can say it: If you have been raped, you do not have any obligation to any other woman to report your rape. It is not your fault you were raped. It is not your fault if the person who raped you rapes other people. That, too, is the fault of the rapist.
If you choose to report after a sexual assault, I support you. That is a brave and meaningful action.
But if you choose not to report? I am also here to support you. You are not failing other women. Your only responsibility is to take care of yourself.
Because the last thing the victim of a sexual assault needs is a damn guilt trip.” —“You Owe It To Other Women:” Why You DON’T Owe It To Anyone Else To Report Your Rape | xoJane (via brute-reason)