Hey guys, I'm here to ruin your afternoon with today's misogynistic, violent and wildly offensive news.
Georgina Mortimer, 45, a British doctor, was enjoying a women-only sailing holiday in the Caribbean when she was brutally attacked and raped in her bedroom on the second night of her trip.
She told the Sun on Sunday:
I woke up to find myself being strangled and raped by this total stranger. I was terrified. I honestly thought I was going to die.
She was sharing the villa with two instructors and assumed the front door of the villa would be locked every night.
Mortimer is now rightfully suing Girls for Sail and the Summer Breeze villa owner, the accommodation in which she was staying, for failing to report the attack to the Royal Yacht Association. When she sent letters of complaint to the company about what happened to her, she expected to get at least a refund, but was offered a "manicure" and a "massage" for her rape instead.
To be offered a massage and manicure is disgusting. I was also offered a complimentary days sailing. It all belittled the nightmare I'd gone through.
To think that a "massage" and a "manicure" are appropriate reparations to something as life-altering and traumatizing as rape is disgusting. This is another example of how women are not taken seriously for sexual violence, and hopefully Mortimer's strength for speaking out and seeking justice will shine light on this devastating issue.