One of my coworkers said to me as I was on a call.
“Yeah, she is,” another one agreed.
They think I am too flirtatious on the phone and that is therefore a punishment fitting the crime. The conversation went on between them, but I couldn’t hear it very well because I was on the phone. By the time I got off, I had so much to do, it slipped my mind. I just remembered now that I am awake too early for work.
I’ve never been raped, but they didn’t know that.
I’ve never been raped, but there are moments from my past that I don’t talk about.
I’ve never been raped, but the possibility of it happening is in the back of my head everyday that I leave the house and it influences my the choices I make.
Maybe they thought it was a joke. I think it is the single most horrific thing that anyone has ever said to me.
**Update: I sent an email. Apologies ensued: one sincere, one “sorry you felt that way.” I let it go. Jack went back in his box.