[PEOPLE SOCIALIZING AT PARTY]
MALE SPEAKER: Hey there. How you feeling?
FEMALE SPEAKER: I’m drunk.
MALE SPEAKER: Yes, you are. Here, have some more.
FEMALE SPEAKER: I need to lay down. I don’t feel so good.
MALE SPEAKER: No, no, no, no. Not here. Not here.
FEMALE SPEAKER: Take me home.
MALE SPEAKER: I can’t leave. It’s my frat party. I actually– But I’ll tell you what, let me take you upstairs. You can use my bed. OK?
FEMALE SPEAKER: Sure.
MALE SPEAKER: All right. Come on, Talia. I got you.
FEMALE SPEAKER: I remember him lying me down on a bed and then he started kissing me. I think I kissed him back. And then he started taking off my pants. I told him to stop, but I must have passed out. When I woke up later, I didn’t have anything on. I just grabbed my clothes and got the hell out of there.
I feel like such a fool. I had too much to drink. I don’t know why I let it happen.
FEMALE SPEAKER: Thank you for sharing. It sounds like you still feel responsible for what happened. Has anyone else had similar feelings about something that’s happened to them?
FEMALE SPEAKER: There was this guy once, I told him no just like you. I told him really loud, but it didn’t matter. He did what he wanted anyway. He raped me. And for some reason, I blamed myself for it. It took a long time and a lot of help to realize I was wrong. It wasn’t my fault. Just like it’s not your fault. That frat boy, he’s the one to blame.
FEMALE SPEAKER: When it happened to me some of the people in my life, people I loved, they said it was my fault. Said that I shouldn’t have been where I was. Said it wouldn’t have happened otherwise. But it wasn’t my fault. It wasn’t. But to have people that you trust say those things about you, it’s confusing. It hurts.
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Johnson Family Episode 3
FEMALE SPEAKER: Thank you for sharing your thoughts and being supportive. It’s important in a group like this.
FEMALE SPEAKER: Is it? Is it really? I’m not so sure. It hurts talking about it like this. It just, it keeps hurting.
Johnson Family Episode 3 Additional Content Attribution
MUSIC: Music by Clean Cuts
Original Art and Photography Provided By: Brian Kline and Nico Danks