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    her - I've heard that her friend did try to prevent her from going with the boys, but she insisted on going.  Don't know whether it's true or not.  And I believe that when the rapes occurred, there were no other girls present.  I can, though, imagine other girls not stepping forward because they were afraid they'd become the victim instead.  That kind of situation can be very intimidating and frightening.

    What I find mind boggling is the fact that other girls are now harassing and threatening her.  How horrifying.  I suspect it's because they do indeed realize this could have been them, and they need to be deflecting blame onto her so they can still feel some semblance of safety themselves.  I believe that's why it was so acceptable to women to blame women for rape for so long.  If we can pin the blame on the woman, all we have to do is not be like her, and it won't happen to us.  

    "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

    by gustynpip on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 12:25:15 PM PDT

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