Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mackenzie Phillips

Of that night, Phillips writes in her book, "I woke up from a blackout to find myself having sex with my own father."

Waking up to being penetrated is Rape.
Your father penetrating you is Rape.

It's ok for her to interpret her experience for herself in the language that makes her comfortable. It's ok for her to have navigated that experience in ways that made sense to her, but it's important for us, everyone, and especially the media, to know that it's not consensual sex, this is Rape.

For a more indepth analysis see Rape Apologism and the Response to Mackenzie Phillips.