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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-23-07 11:24 PM
Response to Reply #18
30. "It can't happen to me because
I dress like a nun
I never go anywhere after dark
I've taken a self defense class
I'm over 40 and look it
I'm always aware of my surroundings
I never take any chances
I never go out alone
I carry Mace
I have bars on my windows."

The list goes on and on. They weren't blaming you as much as they were trying to convince themselves they are safe. We both know they are not.

Men will never understand spending an entire lifetime with this kind of background fear.
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  -Girls Gone Mild: "The False Modesty Movement" DeSwiss  Aug-23-07 07:48 PM   #0 
  - Argh. I'm all for dressing in a classy and modest fashion, esp. kids, but  Katherine Brengle   Aug-23-07 07:52 PM   #1 
  - Same Here  Crisco   Aug-23-07 08:15 PM   #9 
  - I think *all* people could take a page from this --  Katherine Brengle   Aug-23-07 10:13 PM   #28 
     - *shrugs*  Crisco   Aug-24-07 07:29 AM   #35 
        - Encouraging appropriate behavior for men AND women is hypocritical?  Katherine Brengle   Aug-24-07 09:32 AM   #38 
           - The Word I Used Was "Deciding"  Crisco   Aug-24-07 01:08 PM   #54 
  - Yeah...no kidding. And senior citizen women get raped, too.  Roland99   Aug-24-07 01:11 PM   #55 
  - Seems like there are a lot of initiatives from the Christian Right  Jed Dilligan   Aug-23-07 07:57 PM   #2 
  - Just in case you're not being sarcastic  Lilith Velkor   Aug-23-07 09:54 PM   #26 
     - I wasn't around for that, but  Jed Dilligan   Aug-23-07 09:59 PM   #27 
        - Jensen is such a creep!  Lilith Velkor   Aug-24-07 12:57 AM   #33 
           - Makes me wonder, REALLY wonder  Jed Dilligan   Aug-24-07 01:00 AM   #34 
  - Extremes are usually bad. Both extremes.  Katzenkavalier   Aug-23-07 07:58 PM   #3 
  - One must dress, first of all, to please onesself  ayeshahaqqiqa   Aug-23-07 07:59 PM   #4 
  - Mansfield, what an appropriate name  central scrutinizer   Aug-23-07 08:04 PM   #5 
  - Women's knees make me turn into a slavering monster.  BlooInBloo   Aug-23-07 08:06 PM   #6 
  - You too?  ContraBass Black   Aug-23-07 08:07 PM   #7 
  - A patella fella, huh?  TahitiNut   Aug-23-07 08:33 PM   #15 
  - Maybe Eddie Bauer should start selling latex kneepads.. wait, they already do. Hm. nt  blondeatlast   Aug-24-07 09:46 AM   #40 
  - "Scratch the surface, and what's supposed to be good for girls  SeattleGirl   Aug-23-07 08:13 PM   #8 
  - Good for you SeattleGirl. Ride your own Train to the Station.  BlueJazz   Aug-23-07 08:46 PM   #19 
  - A-freakin'-men! Everything SeattleGirl said! YES! nt  blondeatlast   Aug-24-07 10:13 AM   #43 
  - Bravo SeattleGirl. I hope my daughters grow up to be as self possessed, smart  mondo joe   Aug-24-07 10:29 AM   #47 
  - These people want to go back to the '50's  MotorCityMan   Aug-24-07 12:11 PM   #52 
  - unattractive girls who think if everyone drops out they win  pitohui   Aug-23-07 08:24 PM   #10 
  - I'm totally in favor of modesty  Raine   Aug-23-07 08:25 PM   #11 
  - I do know someone who avoided a rape by choosing clothing  Warpy   Aug-23-07 08:27 PM   #12 
  - one of my relatives was ganged in her own home, in her 50s  pitohui   Aug-23-07 08:29 PM   #13 
  - I learned something about the way women react to news of rape.  kineta   Aug-23-07 08:43 PM   #18 
     - "It can't happen to me because  Warpy   Aug-23-07 11:24 PM   #30 
     - Yes. That was my point. n/t  kineta   Aug-23-07 11:36 PM   #31 
     - Actually, they do understand  Lilith Velkor   Aug-24-07 12:25 PM   #53 
     - Thank you..  The Vinyl Ripper   Aug-24-07 10:16 AM   #44 
     - Good for you! And as to your last sentence, It's the power of fear over the power  blondeatlast   Aug-24-07 10:34 AM   #48 
  - Jesus H.  Katherine Brengle   Aug-24-07 11:54 AM   #51 
  - Two sides of the same coin -  kineta   Aug-23-07 08:32 PM   #14 
  - They're religious. Who cares what they say? And you can BET it's not for the benefit of women.  BlooInBloo   Aug-23-07 08:38 PM   #16 
  - Yeah, let's blame the victims for rape and sexual harrassment.  porphyrian   Aug-23-07 08:39 PM   #17 
  - Only if you're poor. If you're rich, you beg the govt for a bailout.  BlooInBloo   Aug-23-07 08:46 PM   #20 
     - Well, they couldn't possibly stand in line for welfare with the common folk...  porphyrian   Aug-23-07 09:01 PM   #22 
        - Yuppers!  BlooInBloo   Aug-23-07 09:02 PM   #23 
  - Deluded  Raejeanowl   Aug-23-07 08:49 PM   #21 
  - Not dying of heat exhaustion?  LeftyMom   Aug-23-07 11:46 PM   #32 
  - Exactly. If this argument had validity, people in my neck o' the desert  blondeatlast   Aug-24-07 10:39 AM   #49 
  - Are "sexual" and "empowering" mutually exclusive? If so, why? nt  blondeatlast   Aug-24-07 11:53 AM   #50 
  - No One Answered My Question  Raejeanowl   Aug-24-07 02:56 PM   #61 
  - I heard a sermon one time about how  BlackVelvet04   Aug-23-07 09:15 PM   #24 
  - i am sick of women being blamed for men's behaviour and thoughts.  kmlewis   Aug-23-07 09:27 PM   #25 
  - The latest in modesty wear  AnnieBW   Aug-23-07 10:22 PM   #29 
  - Don't give the Dobsonian Funduhmentalists any ideas...  B3Nut   Aug-24-07 08:34 AM   #36 
  - That photo captures EXACTLY what a burka is all about.  yardwork   Aug-24-07 08:39 AM   #37 
  - I went on a few of the website  FooFootheSnoo   Aug-24-07 09:39 AM   #39 
  - I'm all for dressing modestly, and I'm sick of kid clothes.  knitter4democracy   Aug-24-07 09:54 AM   #41 
  - It's Sad, Misleading, And All About Incorrect to Lay All of This On Conservative Xtians  Crisco   Aug-24-07 01:22 PM   #56 
     - I agree with you.  knitter4democracy   Aug-24-07 02:04 PM   #58 
        - I Hope  Crisco   Aug-24-07 03:24 PM   #62 
           - Nope. Just agreeing more.  knitter4democracy   Aug-24-07 04:18 PM   #63 
  - "girl-driven ". . . nope. In a matriarchal society, comfort trumps . . n/t  annabanana   Aug-24-07 10:03 AM   #42 
  - *giggle*  knitter4democracy   Aug-24-07 02:07 PM   #59 
  - This is one area where the feminist movement did women no favors  Truth Hurts A Lot   Aug-24-07 10:23 AM   #45 
  - Yeah lots of evidence of this  Johonny   Aug-24-07 10:26 AM   #46 
  - Wait'll they go after women wearing pants--oops, they already have.  blondeatlast   Aug-24-07 01:23 PM   #57 
  - Especially when wearing pants is more comfy.  knitter4democracy   Aug-24-07 02:09 PM   #60 
  - Ask the women who wear burkas ..whether it prevents rape...I think not  bleedingheart   Aug-24-07 04:30 PM   #64 
 

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