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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Background check question

One of the arguments against background checks is that it doesn't prevent criminals from obtaining weapons.  My response - isn't it worth one person with a restraining order being prevented from obtaining a gun or even knowing that they own one worth it?

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

My experiece with sexual assualt.

There has been lots of web traffic lately on "rape" culture.  Just to be clear, I absolutely believe it exists. My own experience with it occurred many moons ago when I was 13/14 years old.  I was visiting my sister and her then husband for a few days in the summer.  They had a friend who offered to lead me around on a horse. I accepted and once the ride was over, he proceeded to back me into a corner of the barn and basically groped my breasts.  I pushed him off and he backed down. Other than the fact that he could have done far worse, my belief that I had done something wrong to encourage his behavior kept me from saying anything. When I finally told my sister, years later, she believed me but was also angry that I hadn't said anything at the time. I think there is still a societal pressure that keeps women/girls from reporting this shit because their actions will be construed as asking for it.