It's Down To This: Reflections, Stories, Critiques, Experiences, and Ideas on Community and Collective Response

It's Down To This: Reflections, Stories, Critiques, Experiences, and Ideas on Community and Collective Response

by Claire Urb

Many questions begin to appear in the aftermath of rape and abuse in intimate communities. This collection of essays by a multitude of authors and perspectives begins to tackle what others have thought about those questions. How does one support those in need? How does one create accountability? It's a jumping off point to create a dialog in radical communities and consider all perspectives. "I was reminded of a time when a lover asked me what I wanted in bed—I became dumbfounded and didn't know what to say. This silence triggered something in me. How can I be away from my body and my desires for so long, always responding to someone else's sexual needs, to the point that I can't even recognize or vocally express what I want sexually anymore?"

The dialog is far from over and methods are far from being established but these are people putting thought, effort, and time to moving towards methods of resolution.