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ziq wrote

I was groped by a drunk British woman in her 60s when I was 13 or 14, she backed me against a wall right in front of her husband and my mother. I was incredibly uncomfortable and no one else in the room even seemed to notice it was happening. I just squirmed away from her and left the building.

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noordinaryspider wrote

That's terrible! Mentally reverse the genders and imagine what would have happened because that's what SHOULD have happened.

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bloodrose wrote

Well, I imagine very little would have changed were genders reversed. At least that has been my experience. People seem very quick to use children as they are treated as non-people whom adults have authority over. I am striving to teach my daughter bodily autonomy by never forcing my physical affections upon her so that if anyone does, it feels extra wrong.

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noordinaryspider wrote (edited )

True in many if not most social circles in 2018, I fear. :''(

Thank you for tactfully correcting me and reminding me to post an article in /f/parenting yesterday that I had forgotten to post or incorrectly assumed was no longer relevant and/or realistic

ziq, I am so sorry that happened to you too when you were that age. I hope I have the power to keep it from happening to the last 13-14 year old person I will ever have the power to protect from this specific type of sexual assault.