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#434031 - 05/08/13 11:09 AM Re: Incident at practice last night [Re: DavoSwim]
unhappycamper Offline

Registered: 10/21/11
Posts: 733
Loc: VA

I felt much the same (though I didn't say anything, not being in a leadership position) at the neighborhood swimming pool once, when a few teenaged boys emerged from the locker room, shoving each other and laughing, and calling each other "Pervert! Pervert!" It looked like just juvenile guy-type fun, but all I could think about was what a REAL pervert had done to me. I quit the pool club after that.


#434044 - 05/08/13 01:47 PM Re: Incident at practice last night [Re: DavoSwim]
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Registered: 10/30/12
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You said what needed to be said; I would have done the same.

Most kids simply lack the cognitive skills to realize saying something like that is wrong. Even adults struggle with it sometimes. I would not worry about others "putting the pieces" together. My first thought was that the go-to reaction from others might be that you have a female relative who experienced this---as we all know---society still does not want to think it also happenes to males despite PSU

You did the right thing.

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#434050 - 05/08/13 03:26 PM Re: Incident at practice last night [Re: DavoSwim]
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Edited by bodyguard8367 (02/27/14 03:00 PM)

#434088 - 05/09/13 01:04 AM Re: Incident at practice last night [Re: DavoSwim]
ThisMan Offline

Registered: 01/22/13
Posts: 778
Loc: upper south
...cuddos, Davo. And thanks for helping the kids understand and hear from someone they look up to that rape is serious and its effects long-lasting. And if the numbers are correct, there were more than just you in the crowd who was triggered. Rape sucks.
For now we see through a glass, darkly.

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