Oxymoron (a poem about rape culture)

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Rape. Rape. Rape. Rape. Rape.
Such a dirty word
Rape, raped, rapist, the rapist rapes
It’s taboo status, so absurd
Raping, the rapist, the-rapist, rapes.
How 4 letters can so unnerve
Rape/rape/rape/rape. Raped.
Ergo the victims, exist unheard.

Rape. Rape. Rape. Rape. Rape.
Is it really any wonder?
Rape, raped, rapist, the rapist rapes.
So few victims seek out justice
Raping, the rapist, the-rapist, rapes.
Surrounded by the low tender thunder
Rape/rape/rape/rape. Raped
Of slut shaming, victim blaming culture.
Rape. Rape. Rape. Rape. Raped;
Ladies, be demure and drink responsibly
Raped. Raped. Raped. Raped. Raped.
‘Non consensual sex’ is born of culpability.

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