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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #2)

Thu May 17, 2012, 04:32 PM

94. "I also was adamant from a very early age that I did not want to have babies"

me too...same response. i was very sure i did not want children when i was about 10 years old, and all the women in my life assured me i would change my mind. but i never did. yes...the judgments about appearance were awful. as was the sexual violence, though often unreported, i have to think it was as bad (or worse) then as it is now.

i so relate to your posts. i recall those awful "special assemblies" with the girls in one room and the boys in another: the embarrassing "sex education" presentations. i remember winning some prize at one of those awful gatherings, and it was some pink, girlie purse thing....probably to hold kotex and those awful belts it was so humiliating to have to go on stage and pick up that thing...something my tomboyish self would never use in a zillion years. i still remember how awful that was.

"excepted and normal"...so sad what people endure because of the privilege of the powerful.

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