Yuka from Pretty in Leather asked why Tori Amos seemed angry all the time, and I replied on her blog and in the comments section that she is angry in a lot of her songs because she suffered 3 miscarriages and 1 rape that left her scarred and significantly influenced her music.
It got me thinking about how rape touches so many people’s lives. I had a friend in college who was raped one night and found alive (thank goodness) in a parking lot downtown. Some people don’t even know how to deal with it, so I decided to give you all some information to either help yourself or friend or family member.
Tori Amos started a foundation called RAINN, which stands for rape, abuse, and incest national network. They have a website here. They also have the National Sexual Assault Hotline which you can access online here or at this number 1.800.656.HOPE. If someone you know or if you personally need help, please get it. This organization is confidential.
Here is her song about the night of her rape “Me and a Gun”, except that night her rapist had a knife. It is a really intense song, do not click play unless you think you will be able to handle it.