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I was just wondering who reported their rape and who didn't. I didn't, and was wondering if anyone else had a similar reason as me for not doing so.
Let me say that at the time I wished I could but knew nothing would be done. This was 18 years and the neighborhood I grew up in Chicago was a damn war-zone back then. I read that they revitalizing it now and putting up condos and all that but back then seem like the only time the COPS showed up was to collect the body when someone was dead. Beyond the fact of feeling nothing would be done, I was scared. I had no idea who my rapist was but everyone had friends around there and I felt like if a rape was reported maybe it would somehow get around and someone would come to take their revenge on me. It sounds paranoid but this was the kinda crap that happened all the time...no one much reported stuff for that reason. They have high crime statistics that you can read about for that area in Chicago during that time, but let me tell you it don't even scratch the surface of what was really going on.