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Date Rape

I was 19, and wanted a “real” relationship. At the time I had a friend who was an ex roommate I would hang out with a lot and one day we went to a group outing with some of her friends. One of her guy friends came along, and as soon as she introduced us -he would not leave me alone. He seemed like a goofy, funny, nice guy. We all had so much fun that night so when he asked me for my phone number, I gave it to him. For the next week, he would text me and call me everyday just ringing up my ears with “Hi princess” “You’re beautiful” anything that would make a girl smile. Sure I had my doubts on him, but since he was a friend of a friend, I thought I could trust him. He asked me out on what he called a “date”, and I agreed. When Friday came, I was sick with a cold. I had called of work to stay home to rest. But I thought I really liked him, and he convinced me to go out with him that night. He picked m e up late, blaming it on work, took me to a drive in movie theater which was closed, took me for a drive, we ended up outside his house, where he forced me to have sex with him as he wouldn’t let me go when I told him to stop. He said “You’re mine now”. I felt so powerless, ridiculed, and the next day when I tried telling my ex-roommate/friend what happened, she just dismissed me told me he was a good friend of hers and he had already told her something so she didn’t want to hear my side of the story. I asked myself how could someone be so cruel?

— Survivor, age 22

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  • Alissa Ackerman
  • Stronger than yesterday

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