I did not mean to sound like I was siding with George F. Will in that being a victim of sexual violence is something any less than it is. His comments most certainly did trivialize something that way too many of us, even some reading this, I am sure, have the misfortune of going through, but he had a point about victimhood overall, not just in relation to rape. It got me thinking, plain and simple. Do not think for a minute that I find sexual assault and rape to be no big deal or something over-emphasized. Once again, his comments got me thinking about the bigger picture and society as a whole. All I can really do as a (kind of) white male ages 18-50 about sexual violence is listen and empathize and NOT be a perpetrator. I promise to try my hardest to really hear what people are saying, though I cannot promise not to make some off color jokes. Just remember: I’m on your side. It may not always sound like it, but I am on your side.