In sex ed, we learned about STDs
and "sexual assault"
(and there is only one kind of rape)
We learned to be ashamed of our bodies
(it is only rape if they say it is)
We were taught to be silent
to be good
to be pure
to be innocent
(if you were drunk, it was your fault)
Abstinence is the only policy, they said
giving the boys condoms
warning the girls not to make a mistake
virginity is precious
(if you weren't a virgin, it was your fault)
It was not my fault.