Like many personal blogs of its era, this blog is moribund, a casualty of what we might call "the Facebook effect." However, as of late 2015, two things are clear: (1) The Indie Web is a thing, and (2) the re-decentralization of the web is a thing. So who knows?
2016 2017 (!) could be the year this blog rises from its own ashes. Stay tuned!
My 16-year-old daughter went to a party at a frat house where she was given a great deal to drink. Feeling “woozy,” she went outside. One of the “boys” suggested she go back to his room to lie down. She had known this fellow before that night and trusted him. She was drunk, and he had sex with her. It was her first time. She claims she tried to make him stop, but he wouldn’t.Let’s get this straight: You let your daughter, at the tender age of sixteen, attend a frat party, where she boozed it up and, in your mind, was perhaps sexually assaulted. Your first stab at dealing with this … is to write to Dear Abby? The mind reels. Yes, “Confused,” something should be done about this, and we can only hope that you grow a brain and help your young’n get the help she needs before she finds herself suffering from depression, unable to have a healthy relationship (sexual or otherwise) with a man, or addicted to one substance or another. By the way, “Confused,” please do tell us that your reproducing days are over, hmm?
Shouldn’t the young man be punished in some way? I feel something should be done, and I also worry about him doing this to some other girl. Would this constitute date rape?
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