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  •  Very damning story (7+ / 0-)

    People who worship football over the lives of young women to the extent they will do anything to protect rapists is beyond disgusting and criminal.  I doubt Steubenville and Notre Dame are the only places where this happens, unfortunately.

    As the father of a senior in high school, I'm very happy she is not going to ND, yet I wonder if any academic institution adequately addresses the issue of rape on campuses.  I remember back in the mid 70's when I was in college there were "Take back the night" protests at my university, and we all believed that was a turning point, that things would improve over time.  Obviously, we were wrong.

    "If you tell the truth, you'll eventually be found out." Mark Twain

    by Steven D on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 03:44:24 PM PST

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    •  Steven D: get her into classes (6+ / 0-)

      for a black belt. Do not walk, run. Tai chi if she will tolerate nothing else, but better still would be jiujitsu or chun kuk do or savate and best of all krav maga.

      She needs to know how to defend herself -- and how to hurt the bastard who will attack her badly enough to let her escape.

      LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

      by BlackSheep1 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 09:41:31 PM PST

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      •  Yes, for self defense the best options are either (4+ / 0-)
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        Krav Maga or MCMAP.  In other words, you want hand to hand combat not most martial arts where the emphasis is on "arts".  It's such a shame that it should be necessary in this day and age though.

        You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

        by Throw The Bums Out on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 10:14:58 PM PST

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      •  Thanks for the advice (0+ / 0-)

        Blacksheep and Throw the bums out.  My daughter is stubborn but I will definityely suggest she do so.  Besides, after dropping volleyball she needs the physical exercise.

        "If you tell the truth, you'll eventually be found out." Mark Twain

        by Steven D on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 04:27:39 AM PST

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