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    He took advantage of the situation and when I woke up the next morning it was all a big shock to me.  I couldn’t believe that I lost my virginity and I’m still scared that I might get pregnant because of this.

    She will understand this as rape.

    I know "taking advantage" is a common euphemism, and I know American women who take a long time to apply that word to their experiences, but it is part of healing and part of self empowerment.

    As to the comments of the other posters: I agree that this is hard to credit without more information.  Understand, anyone can say they are anyone on the internet, and this particular story does raise certain red flags, as it seems designed to appeal to Americans' sympathies (and prejudices).  

    Even if IP address does confirm location (IP addresses can be faked), and even if you have a picture (could be anyone), it's just too little to go on for a lot of people.  I don't need to "pretend it's a scam"; I can be undecided, and that's still not enough for me to consider giving money.  I'm sorry, it's just not.

    I do believe that you are operating in good faith, and I hope your trust in Vi is well-placed.  If her story is accurate, I hope she escapes quickly.

    My comments may not be used for any purpose without explicit permission.

    by cai on Sat Jan 22, 2011 at 09:29:35 PM PST

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