How to Consume a Woman.
Today, on the phone in a moment of clarity, my mother said “Shame”
We were discussing rape, in specific terms the way that Rape is mediated by the actual experience and its tendency to lack definites, which propel it towards trauma. Trauma instituted by the fact that the woman is inherently “Shameful”. A presence so ubiquitous that it’s been translated into an experiential vestige, so that one exists without her body, but only an understanding of its shame. So that the other only has to remind that body of its innate unworthy charm, to consume her – to give the trauma back.