"The Phone Rang. It Was My College rapist."
By As told to Jen Sorensen by Anonymous / fusion.net
Mar 22, 2015

In November 2014, not long after the Bill Cosby rape allegations blew up in the news, a friend of mine reached out to tell me her own story of sexual assault and asked if I would draw a comic about her experience.

The friend, whom I’ll call Alison, was assaulted after unknowingly ingesting some sort of tranquilizing agent during her senior year at college in the early 1970s; she was 21 years old. Alison says that her goal in telling her story is not to incriminate her assailant but to raise awareness about what she calls “an insidious problem of powerful men who think they can get away with abuse.” Although some details have been changed to protect identities, I have tried to tell Alison’s story in her own words as much as possible.—JS

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Jen Sorensen is the editor of Fusion’s Graphic Culture section. For more comics, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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