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Old 12-23-2008, 09:20 PM   #7
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Great article. I think every woman can relate to some part of those stories. It's so true about "Not rape", it's a hard line to distinguish for women let alone girls who are new to the male attention.
I know when I was about 12 or 13 I started developing and gaining attention from men. I remember being catcalled and whistled at from cars or just men on the street. It was a distusting and shameful experience. I was so embarassed. Who has the right to make a little girl feel that way? I remember in grade 9 photography class some of the boys would take advantage of being in the dark room. The whole class would be in there, but certain boys would put their hands up our uniform skirts. I don't know if anyone ever really told them not to, but I was just surprised and embarassed and sure that no one would believe me. That's the issue really. Girls are embarassed or think they'll get into trouble for doing something wrong.
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