I am eighteen years old. I am a college student. I do not wear short skirts, I do not drink or smoke. I do not need to justify the fact that I was assaulted, twice. I deserve a future where the vile actions of my attackers have shaped my entire life, do not continue to dictate my life. I was raped and yet I was not hopeless. I am now. I am hopeless at the thought of living in a world where my victimhood is questioned and blamed. I am hopeless at the state of our government, and I am hopeless at your ability to represent people like me in your constituency: college students, professionals, men and women and children who are being hurt again for the actions of terrible people. I do not know much about you, besides your voting record. But, I pray you don’t have daughters. If you do, I pray they never feel the hopelessness I do.