I had to say something

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Two days ago, the New York Times published the story of the 11-year girl who was assaulted by 18 men. 18 men!!! It cites the fact that she dressed considerably older than her age and she hung out with the boys. The way a girl dresses is never an invitation for violence. The way a girl dresses is never an invitation for violence. The way a girl dresses is never an invitation for violence. And then, they recorded it! She’s 11!

It’s a story that touched me at my core. I think about the young women in my life and it’s hard not to feel like you just got punched in the stomach. What if every man, every guy thought of every girl or every woman as his sister or his mother? Maybe then, we wouldn’t have stories like this…maybe.

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One Response to I had to say something

  1. Nicole says:

    Scary story. There are so many horrible things going on out there, it’s worrying.

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