Wow. Choosing to come to SA has got to be one of the best decisions ever… It’s gorgeous and the people are really friendly and helpful. Despite sticking out to the extreme, I feel very comfortable. It will take a while to get used to everyone staring at me but I find smiling back works well. I really wasn’t expecting there to be so few white students but really I’ve only met one who wasn’t an exchange student. Another thing that surprised me was the accent of white people here; I was expecting it to sound similar to a Dutch accent but it is identical to Australian which is awesome. So needless to say i’m on the look out for a hot faux Aussie. Alsoi everything is so cheap here; nice clothes and shoes are walmart or sirens prices. Even the more expensive stores are like sale prices at home. Last thing, coolest experience so far… cream soda flavoured milk… didn’t beat banana milk to go but worth a try.
Do you ever wonder about how an author would describe you in a novel? Not only your appearance but the way you talk and laugh and hold yourself and all the expressions on your face?
Gentlemen. This is what rape culture is like:
Imagine you have a Rolex watch. Nice fancy Rolex, you bought it because you like the way it looks and you wanted to treat yourself. And then you get beaten and mugged and your Rolex is stolen. So you go to the police. Only, instead of investigating the crime, the police want to know why you were wearing a Rolex instead of a regular watch. Have you ever given a Rolex to anyone else? Is it possible you wanted to be mugged? Why didn’t you wear long sleeves to cover up the Rolex if you didn’t want to be mugged?
And then after that, everywhere you go, there are constant jokes about stealing your Rolex. People you don’t even know whistle at your Rolex and make jokes about cutting your hand off to get it. The media doesn’t help either; it portrays people who wear Rolexes as flamboyant assholes who secretly just want someone to come along and take that Rolex off their hands. When damn, all you wanted was to wear a nice watch without getting harassed for it. When you complain that you are starting to feel unsafe, people laugh you off and say that you are too uptight. Never mind you got violently attacked for the crime of wearing a friggin time piece.
Imagining all that? It sucks, doesn’t it.
Now imagine you could never take the Rolex off.