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Because in a world where everything is terrible, why not make it worse?

Pieper Lewis is an 18-year-old kid who claims that this man raped her. “All she had to do was serve five years and she’d be free….” For killing a man who raped her, in America. Ladies, we have a problem here.

If you kill a man while he’s raping you, you can be imprisoned, and it must be stated, that Lewis was not 18 when she was raped, and she WAS raped. Believe that. Believe it to your core.

We know that rape happens, and disproportionately to women and children or so than anyone else, and there are solutions to prevent rape from happening and to protect victims of rapists, but instead like too many women, Pieper is now facing life in prison (20 years) for killing a man who raped her. And not only that she now has to pay damages to the man’s family, tell me how this is fair. Tell me how this is justice, tell me how this is okay with you. Give me any reasonable excuse as to why I shouldn’t be pulling my hair out in fear for my daughters, sisters, cousins, nieces, and nephews right now.

RAINN is an organization that works with all kinds of folks who have been raped, to educate, destigmatize mental health issues due to rape, and ensure that those who have been raped, have the supports they need. You can check out more of their statistics here.

Here are some statistics from Canada via SexAssault.Ca:

  • Of every 100 incidents of sexual assault, only 6 are reported to the police
  • 1 – 2% of “date rape” sexual assaults are reported to the police
  • 1 in 4 North American women will be sexually assaulted during their lifetime
  • 11% of women have physical injury resulting from sexual assault
  • Only 2 – 4% of all sexual assaults reported are false reports
  • 60% of sexual abuse/assault victims are under the age of 17
  • over 80% of sex crime victims are women
  • 80% of sexual assault incidents occur in the home
  • 17% of girls under 16 have experienced some form of incest
  • 83% of disabled women will be sexually assaulted during their lifetime
  • 15% of sexual assault victims are boys under 16
  • half of all sexual offenders are married or in long-term relationships
  • 57% of aboriginal women have been sexually abused
  • 1/5th of all sexual assaults involve a weapon of some sort
  • 80% of assailants are friends and family of the victim

The problem with these stats is that there are women who report what happens to them – and men too and non-binary folks, but as in what happened to me, and Pieper no one believes us, and I know this because not a single one of the men who raped me has been charged and arrested for rape to this date.

Each of us has to fight our own battles, but some of us deserve a little help.

Because Pieper escaped her location, she may now face up to 20 years in prison, for killing the man who raped her. I have only one question…what would you have done?

I implore the people holding Pieper hostage to release her immediately to compensate her with therapy, and the mental health supports she needs, and let her get on with her life. She’s more than earned it and what the government of America is doing to Pieper Lewis is absolutely positively criminal.

Say Her Name: Pieper Lewis. May we never forget.

If you have thoughts you’d like to add about this post, please leave a message, and let’s talk about them,

Sending All My Love,

Devon J Hall and Krisya Ohana




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