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LiberalLoner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-11 01:11 PM
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24. +1,000. I'm sorry this happened to you, too. I wish more people
would realize that this is not about men just getting horny and wanting some sex. It's about someone who has and uses the power to really hurt another human being.

Just like I believe rape is never about sex, it's about humiliating a woman enough, inundating her with enough shame, that she spends every day of her life after that thinking about suicide.

I heard a phrase I think is pretty appropriate. "Soul Murder." That's what happens.

I am safe with my husband. I finally got to the point where I just hide from the world now because I don't feel safe. It's because of stuff like this, and terrorism, and my body betraying me like getting Guillain-Barre Syndrome and...I guess a million other things. I just don't feel safe. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop. I go out and get my groceries and other shopping I need or like to do, and that's it. I don't work, I don't volunteer except as being a pen-pal to help students struggling to learn to read, and I don't bother making friends or opening myself up to other people. To be honest I'm just sort of waiting to die now because when I die, I'll finally be safe and nothing bad can ever happen to me again. I know I'm not supposed to think that way and feel that way but I do. And from reading this thread, looks like I'm not the only one who doesn't feel very safe in this world.

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