Monday, February 6, 2017

Bad Things Happen to Good people

The following post was made by my granddaughter yesterday. It is the first step toward healing for her.

Megan Kline
Yesterday at 9:38pm
I've kept this on the down low because for a long time I didn't know how to say it. I still don't, and it's been a rough road, but I've had a lot of people ask why I've been home so much. So, 3 months ago today a person I told almost everything to, had become pretty close to, and someone I considered a good friend decided I was an object to be used for his own satisfaction. 3 months ago I was drinking with friends (yes I'm aware it's illegal). I was not drunk, at the hospital... my BAC was equal to about 2 beers. Although illegal, I was not out of control. Until I told said "friend" I didn't feel well. My toxicology scans glowed with signs of a date rape drug. 3 months ago I had 3 seizures, two with the medics and one in my friend's arms. During two seizures I stopped breathing, one lasting 30 seconds and another lasting longer, making my heart rate go through the roof. The medics said they weren't sure I was going to make it to the hospital. 3 months ago I sat on a bathroom floor crying and holding my blood stained hands between my legs, after waking up in said "friend's" room without pants on. 3 months ago I wasn't only raped, not only was my virginity taken without my consent, but I lost all sense of trust and security in almost everyone. Almost 3 months ago a cop told me it was my fault justice would never be served because I couldn't remember, and almost 3 months ago my rape was blamed on me. Coping with this (for lack of a better term) has been almost impossible. I've been home because it's the one place that feels "safest." Rape isn't just sexual assault. Rape takes so much more from a person than one would think. And I now 150% understand why rape culture is a thing. My faith in justice is non existent, but my belief in karma is strong and I know the "person" who did this has it coming.
This breaks my heart. The worst part is Central Michigan University wants to sweep it under the rug. They did find a different dorm for him to live in. Really??? They gave him the guest apartment after it happened. What did they do for Megan? Told her to let them handle it. So moving him someplace else on campus is their idea of handling it???? Epic Fail.

This incredibly worthless piece of humanity has stolen from her things that cannot be replaced. Trust, feeling safe, part of her memory, almost her life, and her sanity. Even the cop told her it was her fault because she couldn't remember. When is it ever a woman's fault when someone rapes them????

I am appalled it takes 6 weeks to 6 months to process a rape kit in Michigan. No wonder they never get to court. Witnesses could be gone by then. There is no justice for the victim.

TTfn


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