Can You Believe It?

by bdhesse

“Why do you hate men?” she asks me.
“What?” I say, surprised.
“You know, not all men are like that,” she says.
“I didn’t say they were,” I reply slowly. “All I said was ‘can you believe what Brandon did to Tiffany.'”
She snorts. “We don’t know it was rape, you know,” she says dismissively.
“What are you talking about?” I ask. “Half the football team filmed it.”
“You saw how she was dressed,” she says. “Besides, it’s not like she said ‘no.'”
“How could she say ‘no’?” I ask angrily. “She was passed out!”
“Why are you defending her for being a slut?” she asks.
I stand up. “Why are you defending him for being a rapist?” I reply.
The shocked look on her face is the last thing I see as I walk away.

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