“How to tell a good rape story” / “Comment bien raconter un viol”

Suzanne Zaccour, who blogs at De colère et d’espoir, and hosted the post-show discussion on our opening night, writes a brilliant appreciation of “Aftermath” at Feminist Current: “How to tell a good rape story“.

A French version is posted at “De colère et d’espoir”.

Aftermath is about refusing to shut up. This is Andrea Dworkin’s story, but it is also all of ours, all those untold feelings, fears and memories that are too dark to be brought to light. Seeing Aftermath is hearing a text that was not meant to be heard. This is a survivor finally telling her story to herself, for herself. A testimony that does not have to be credible, or made in court, or careful about someone else’s reaction.