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  •  Anybody raising or teaching children (6+ / 0-)

    needs to teach them about various forms of safety and precautions. What is at issue here is the way that it is specifically singled out in discussions of rape. When there is a story about someone getting hit by a car, you don't usually see people wondering if they stopped to look both ways, or were wearing bright clothing to make them clearly visible.

    •  I still don't understand your disagreement. (2+ / 0-)
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      Kevskos, cotterperson

      I DO teach my children to look both ways. I also will teach them to drive safely.  And expect drivers to look out for children.

      It would be foolish to only use one approach.

      "Jersey_Boy" was taken.

      by New Jersey Boy on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 12:54:35 PM PDT

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      •  As a parent that is your job. (0+ / 0-)

        Once your children have reached an age to be responsible for their actions, it is not my job to run guilt trips on them whenever something bad happens to them. It is a question of context. To assume that all women must be constantly reminded of generally obvious things is what the objections are about. They may not have been your intention, but it was what was happening in the other diary to generated the need for this diary.

        This is an issue that has become a very sensitive point for a lot of people.

        •  I'm talking about college first years. (2+ / 0-)
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          cotterperson, Cassandra Waites

          My controversial opinion is that we should be teaching both men and women simultaneously.

          Which is being done at colleges all over the country.

          "Jersey_Boy" was taken.

          by New Jersey Boy on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 01:11:02 PM PDT

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          •  Judging by the number of rapes on campus and (1+ / 0-)
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            the failure of the schools to assist in prosecuting many of those rapes, doesn't sound like they're doing a very good job.

            "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

            by gustynpip on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 06:07:48 AM PDT

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