It's very easy to pontificate on issues that will never impact you directly. When your words carry weight, however, you don't get the privilege of speaking from willful ignorance or half-understood truths.
If you want to represent people, you must speak for all of them.
I am writing to you tonight about rape. It is 2 AM and I am unable to sleep here in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I am in Bukavu at the City of Joy to serve and support and work with hundreds, thousands of women who have been raped and violated and tortured from this ceaseless war for minerals fought on their bodies.