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  •  not to wish evil on anyone, but how will he react (1+ / 0-)
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    if a stranger rapes his girlfriend? What if someone attacks him by surprise...?

    •  Most men feel helpless. (5+ / 0-)

      Even if they didn't know you when the assault happened. You can really traumatize a man that way, because I guess when they are in a committed relationship, the woman makes the assault too intimate, too close.

      I think that some good guys just don't understand how these experiences haunt us, or how our fear of the stigma and the possibility of more rapes and harassment due to the stigma, affect survivors, how it pervades every aspect of our lives, public and private.

      So that when we share, I think that most men shut down. They do it because they love us or care for us, but just feel overwhelmed by all the realizations that happen, when such experiences strike so close to home and affect them directly, now, on a daily basis.

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