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Happy New Year everyone.
I think 2009 is going to be a good one :)

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Do you know that you shouldn't walk home alone at night, or on unlit streets? That when walking home, you should have your house key between your fingers to poke a potential attacker in the eyes or throat? How about that if you don't want to be raped, you need to be sure your skirt is somebody's idea of the right length, that you don’t sway your hips when you walk, you shouldn't be alone with new dates, alone in large groups of men, say you enjoy sex out loud where men can hear you, shouldn't drink -- not because you'll get liver damage or become an alcoholic, but because it'll result in you being raped? Did you know that if someone tries to force you to have sex, that you shouldn’t fight back, but should probably just try to be nice to them? How about that if you say yes to one kind of sex, you’d best be prepared to have every other kind of sex your partner wants, and that if you want to avoid being raped, you’d best say no to ANY kind of sex, even the sex you DO want?

If these things aren’t as familiar to you as the nose on your face, I can guarantee you that they are for nearly every woman you know. Women have this stuff drilled into our heads endlessly, from nearly everywhere we look, all with the aim of helping us prevent something from happening we aren’t even doing. Almost every article we see when it comes to rape prevention is aimed at women – the ones most often getting raped -- not at men, who most often are the ones doing the raping.


Read on here. I highly suggest it, whether you're male or female.

Especially when you consider that forty percent of people believe a woman can be blamed for her rape based on her clothing, what she's had to drink and/or her sexual history. And the fact that most of the police believe it too.

Sickening.

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I'm done with this journal.

New one soon, maybe.
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