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When is rape rape?
August 13, 2001
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We all need to make an impact where we stand. Men need to be encouraged to come alongside of us, to help us protect ourselves. When women are protected - the family is protected. And if we have to admit some wrong turns in the road somewhere along the way - then sobeit. Our arrogance gets us into trouble sometimes. I don't know what it is with us anymore that we can't say - we made mistakes and be truly sorry and do something about it! People are so freaking huffy anymore about that. If we've screwed up here - then let's be about fixing it and really - do it, not just talk about it.

August 13, 2001
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Isn't it ironic that in societies where women and men run around naked they don't have crimes like rape? The human body, in these cultures, is not sexualized. Sex serves an entirely different purpose. In our society, we have sexualized the body, especially the female body (though one can certainly see a trend toward the same for men in advertising and other media forums today. . .) Perhaps when we learn to view sexuality more in line with spirituality than physicality (is that even a word?) things can change for us as well. In our society, sex and power are so interwoven it's a miracle that anyone ever sees the two issues separately. . .

August 13, 2001
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Ironically enough, after my date rape I finally got up the courage to tell my Mom about the FIRST rape when I was 12. When I told her she was nonchalant. She had been raped as a teenager too, as had her mother and grandmother. What a wonderful cycle. She had been taught that that was just what happened to girls.

That's why I was never allowed to date in high school, never allowed to be out after dark. All that protection, and me resentful of it, when she could have simply TOLD ME WHAT HAPPENED. How strange. How common.

At least I don't live in India. Women get acid thrown on their faces by fundamentalist Muslims. They get burned to death when their families can't pay up the dowry. They've been forced for centuries to obediently die in their husband's funeral pyres.

Or Afghanistan, where women are stabbed if any skin is showing, and forced to walk around shrouded from head to foot in a thick, heavy blanket with a screen over the eyes so they can see.

When I think about this, the women's movement makes so much more sense. But I feel like it's been side-tracked by politicos and religious movements. The fact is that women ARE ravaged, violence is a common everyday occurance, we are subjegated and told that we are worth only as much as our superficial appearance and reproductive capabilities. Either obvious or insidious, it's still there.

August 13, 2001
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I tend to think that what mankind tries to squash or rule over - is something he fears or is jealous of. That.....tells me.....that we have a power, as women, we haven't truly realized yet. One thing is quite apparent to me - we carry life.

Yes, it is most horrible what goes on in other countries. I can't even imagine the torment that people go through. Some evils - just can't be explained or understood.

August 13, 2001
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I know a woman from Jordan who brought a documentary to class about the way women are treated there. If their fathers or brothers believe they are not virgins, they have the right to execute them. Many women are shot, stabbed, or stoned based on a suspicion. Most are found to be virgins when an autopsy is performed. Yep. Things could sure be worse. But they could sure be better, too. . .

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