Another teenage girl lost to rape culture.
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Join Date: Mar 2006
I think this is nothing really new. Girls have always been abused and degraded for sport, and we can't generalize about what places are safe. It happened in the home for me...by my older brother. I was suicidal about it. I almost killed myself at 9 years old because of it. School was a much safer place for me than my own home. I think the key is teaching our girls not to accept it, not to participate in it, giving them lots of love and confidence-building at home, listening/believing them when they say something is happening to them, and rescuing them from bad situations (changing schools, etc.) when necessary.