How a Woman Who Is Raped Behaves

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Since the topic has come up a few times recently, I thought I’d take a moment to describe how someone who has been raped behaves.

When a woman is about to be raped, she fights back with everything she’s got. She knows that her very life is endangered, and she will do absolutely anything to save herself. She will kick, yell, scream, cry, beg and bargain to avoid it. If she goes down, she goes down swinging. That is how a woman who is raped behaves.

When a woman is about to be raped, she quickly calculates what she needs to do to survive, and often that means complying. Just like people are advised to go along with what a mugger wants, often it’s best to keep a rapist calm. Survival means more than anything. If she survives, she’s done the right thing. That is how a woman who is…

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