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    LSophia, Ahianne

    First, I think Elizabeth Smart is truly an admirable woman. Her poise, grace, and faith in light of the unspeakable Hell she went through is amazing.

    I also totally agree with all that has been said here regarding abstinence only education.

    However, I just think it's important we not lose sight of the other important subtext of her remarks-namely that rape/abuse/kidnapping/whatever is Never, Ever, the fault of the victim.

    Already, I have read the most vile and disgusting garbage all over the web from people wanting to know why the three women in Ohio didn't escape sooner-as if they were somehow complicit in their captivity.

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