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    Posted August 24, 2012 by
    unBroken1
    Assignment
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Surviving sexual assault: Your testimonies

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    Stop it!!!

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     iReporter unBroken1 says that, as the survivor of an assault, she became upset that a traumatic experience such as rape was being used for what she saw as a political agenda. "Although I believe talking about it is a good thing, for any politician, Democrat or Republican, to use it to further their campaign is disgraceful," she says. Our iReporter adds that it is additionally hard for those who have experienced such an attack to talk about it, such is the stigma around the issue. "Remove the stigma, and things will get much easy for those of us who've dealt with such a horrific experience," she says.
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    Like the vast majority of people who have been abused, we don't talk about it.
    So if you don't mind...I'm going to keep that part to myself.

     

    But...
    I'm getting highly offended by people from both political parties who are using a traumatic experience like rape to further their own agendas.

     

    Yes, I know that Akin made the stupid comment. And he's Republican.
    But just a few years back some equally as stupid liberals tried to pin a rape and murder charge of a FOXNews host Glenn Beck.
    Both are beyond the pale and detestable.

     

    Rape is a horrifying experience.
    To use it to gain political favor is disgusting and offensive to those of us who've experienced an assault.

     

    SO STOP!!!

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