There can be no justice in this country while sexual harassment and assault remains a common issue as it has been for the entire history of the patriarchy. While half of the population faces real threats to their dignity and safety, no one is free. Rape kits should be processed in a timely fashion so that victims can see justice and return to the process of healing, both emotionally and physically. Assailants should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Processing these kits is the first step towards justice.