Stories Told by Women and Men

These are stories as people told them to us.  We have changed names to assure confidentiality.

52 YEARS AGO

Editor’s Note:  As this story illustrates, sexual assault is not a new problem on campus.  

I’ve never told anyone, but the only time that I was almost raped was 52 years ago when I was in college. We went on our date and afterwards he parked on a road behind the school gym.  He said, “Have you ever had sex”.  I said,” No.”  He replied, “Well you are going to now.” Continue reading 52 YEARS AGO

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MY STORY OF SURVIVING INCEST

All ABUSE is LEARNED BEHAVIOR. It is TAUGHT, it is LEARNED, and it is REPEATED AS THE STUDENT BECOMES THE TEACHER. I know this to be true. …Truth provides freedom, knowledge provides power, and when combined, they provide clarity. Absent either, or both, we fall victim to fear and confusion.

My name is Carl. I am a PROUD and GRATEFUL SURVIVOR Continue reading MY STORY OF SURVIVING INCEST

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Mildred’s Story

Mildred thought that rape only happened when you were grabbed by a stranger and she blamed herself for what happened…relatives believed that she had engaged in consensual sex that led to her pregnancy…banished her in shame to another city, many miles away, to a home for unwed mothers Continue reading Mildred’s Story

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