Sonia DeLarios Moran – The Blame Game
Sonia DeLarios Moran
Sonia DeLarios Moran
Which student are you?
High School Student (US Only)
Name of School
Mission High School
Grade / Year in School
Location (City, State/Province, Country)
San Francisco, California, US
If you identify with an ethnicity or culture(s), which one or ones do you identify with?
Latina (Mexican and Argentine)
What is the name of your legal guardian/parent (if under 18)?
Claudia DeLarios Moran
Please provide contact information for your legal guardian/parent (if under 18)
Cell number: (415)310-8381 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Work number: (415)695-5881
What are your social media accounts (TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook)?
Please select type of project you are entering
What is the title of your project?
The Blame Game
Please tell us about your submission (maximum 600 words)
In my project I touched on the stigma around coming out about sexual harm in a society where rape culture is prominent. A lot of women are pushed down and silenced because of the idea that it should be the woman’s responsibility to prevent the harm and if it did happen, it’s because of something that woman did to cause it. No blame or responsibility is ever given to the aggressor. This rape culture has been created because of the sexist oppression of women in insitutions all throughout our country, which has led to this ingrained belief and acceptance in our society as well. When we as a society accept these things, it hurts everybody. We spread around the message and we maintain that message in our heads, repeating it and repeating it until it's ingrained in us as well. You begin to hurt yourself and others in your position for not doing more, for wearing less, for talking some way or another. It is so easy to get lost in this cycle of harm, cycle of hurt. It never ends, not unless we change the way everything runs in our systems, and that will take generations, but we can be patient and we will never stop pushing.
What is something you learned about patriarchy and what is something you would like to change about what you learned?
I learned about how patriarchy has been worked into many parts of our everyday lives. I also learned about how it can affect women. If I could change one thing about what I learned, I would like to hear more first hand accounts of women who have been affected by patriarchy.