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In many cases of rape and sexual abuse, the predator is a man the woman is dating. This is commonly called Date Rape or Aquaintance Rape. These are the most common type of rape committed.

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I am from small Indian village where girls donít have much knowledge of sex until they are 17 to 18 years old. I am one among them .This happened to me when I was 13 years old (just attained puberty). My mother's sister took us to a priest for blessing. The priest together with a lady helper took me to the pooja room (a room where Hindus keep the God photos and pray) and asked me to sit in front of the them. Then the priest patted my thighs and said I will be very good in education. I really didnít feel different because he is a priest, who should treat everyone as their daughter and son. Then he asked the lady helper to undo my shirt and squeezed my breast. I was so scared and started crying loudly and because of this they immediately let me out. I was lucky to come out safe but still this experience haunts me and I hate any saints and priests.
by Lina on 25 Apr 2005

My sexual assault began when I was 7, starting with inappropriate touching, before leading to rape. This abuse was instigated and carried out by my grandad. He would tell me its a special love so therefore a secret. As a seven year old I knew no different and naturally believed him.
I eventually disclosed the abuse to my dad, and he 'dealt' with it in his way. No legal proceedings ever followed and I saw my grandad no more. It was never talked about and I never received counseling as a child. Life passed in a daze of ignorance I guess.
Later when I was 18 and on holiday in Spain with a female friend I was also raped by a Spanish man. I didnít know him - fair enough Iíd been dancing with him and was drunk, but I didnít know him. I said NO but he raped me in a dingy dirty alleyway. That evening remains a daze still, something I havenít ever really discussed.

And now, well I am 7 months into counseling, with a wonderful counselor and Iím making progress. I now realize I am a survivor. Iím still torn, still hurt, still confused, still lost in this world, but still surviving.... and I'm glad.
by Dawn on 24 Apr 2005

My husband is raping me. I don't know what to do & I'm embarrassed. I can't share much right now, but I hope to soon. Thank you to everyone who is willing to share. It helps to know I'm not alone.
by Hurt on 21 Apr 2005

My sister, you all have so much that has happened to each of you. I want to say don't put your head down anymore. Look up, and look in the mirror and say
"I am a virtuous woman" nobody can take that from me. You have a sister in me that will pray for healing and wholeness in your life. I was raped the day before Easter 2005. On that Sunday I could not go into the place that I should have been able to go to in times of trouble but because I was raped by one that we took sweet counsel together (church). I sat in my bed and cried all day, yelled at God and questioned myself. Then I asked ďwhy meĒ? Now I know...
I could tell you the story of what happened to me, but I would rather help someone else. That will help me get passed the emotional depression that comes on me when I think about that night.
The words Virtuous is you: exhibiting courage and strength; valorous; valiant; brave. You are brave to tell your story, you are stronger because you took the stand, and you courage is that of a Lion in Zion. Everyday tell yourself "I am a virtuous woman".
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by Aunty Kimon 19 Apr 2005

I went to a friend's party and was raped :(
by Sharonon 18 Apr 2005

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