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  •  Do you really think that women and girls (8+ / 0-)

    are so ignorant and naive that they require your advice and counsel? Everything around them makes them fully aware of the risks of sexual assault.

    •  Yes. Some/many do not have enough information. (7+ / 0-)

      At least, I know I didn't. That I was lucky about my sexual choices doesn't mean that making sure women and girls have the relevant information isn't a positive thing.

      At least half the future I've been expecting hasn't gotten here yet. Sigh.... (Yes, there's gender bias in my name; no, I wasn't thinking about it when I signed up. My apologies.)

      by serendipityisabitch on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 12:29:58 PM PDT

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    •  Yeah, not all do, but (9+ / 0-)

      that in no way excuses the animals, nor does it assign blame on the victim.

         During school fundraiser season, had a young girl, in the 6th grade come door to door doing her fundraiser. It was still early in the school year, and being Arizona, it was hot. She asked if she could come inside the house while I looked over her catalog.  Big no-no (boy or girl, that is not something that should be done). She was alone, and willing to go into the house of someone she did not know.  

           Teaching people, or saying that they may need to be taught how to avoid things, is not the same as what the OP in that other dairy was saying. Some people have innocent minds, and don't think of the dangers they place themselves in.

        I struggle with this all the time, have DD child, he is very trusting of people. It is a constant challenge to make him aware that not everybody can be trusted.

      "To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." T. Roosevelt

      by Lowgun on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 12:43:19 PM PDT

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    •  Uh. Not sure how to respond. (1+ / 0-)
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      The rape prevention seminar I participated in broke into two groups - males and females. I was with the males.

      You think the discussion in the female group was unnecessary?

      I must be misunderstanding you.

      "Jersey_Boy" was taken.

      by New Jersey Boy on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 12:46:47 PM PDT

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    •  Depends on the information given. (1+ / 0-)
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      Some of the most valuable information I was ever given re: sexual assault was in a high school sex ed class, warning us that category changes were risk factors for date rape, including dating anniversaries. There was no other way I would have gotten the information that some men believe dating for six months gives them the right to sex, as I have no brothers and the logic leading to that idea is usually kept in Girls Not Allowed settings.

      Society at large was more than willing to explain to us at length and repeatedly that some guys think paying for dinner out means they get sex. Not so much for telling us that guys who had proven themselves Not Rapists over a period longer than some relationships last before engagement starts being floated as a concept could suddenly morph into date rapists during a 6 month anniversary date.

      Prayers and best wishes to those in Boston, in Texas, and for this week to be over without anything else happening.

      by Cassandra Waites on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 07:10:01 PM PDT

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