“It’s so easy to joke about prison rape. It’s so easy to say “HIV infection? Well, that’s what you get for… kiting that third check?” It’s so easy to imagine that (thanks to Rule #1 and the dominant women as the no-sex class paradigm), when “safely” imprisoned with other women and with predominantly female prison staff that rape is the last thing women prisoners need worry about.
Through their Send a Holiday Message to an Incarcerated Survivor of Prison Rape campaign you can send a 250 character message to a survivor through Just Detention International. You won’t know them, and they won’t know you, but writing the note, knowing it’s for a real human being who’s survived sexual assault in prison makes the issue vivid, direct, and real in a way that just thinking about it, or even donating, doesn’t. Think about it.”