Violence against women is not something that can be placed in a specific context, age group, social class… We know this. This poignant post by one of my favorite bloggers illustrates the dangers faced by teenage girls. They need our protection, and they need to know: Love is Not Abuse. Please think about it, and share with anyone who has a teenage daughter.
It’s hard when sheltered little girls start to grow up and get interested in boys, and boys return the interest. You only want to really talk about positive things with your daughter, because she’s your little girl and you cannot imagine adult types of things happening to her.
Then it’s time for the first date, and she’s excited and going on and on about how good looking he is, and how sweet he was when he asked her out, and you’re thinking “Good. Because that’s what my daughter deserves.” Not that you’ve told her that. She should know that.
She goes out on the date and he’s a perfect gentleman, and everything is storybook. She’s so happy she’s giggling as she goes about the house, talking on her cell phone to her girlfriends.
After about a month of dating, he asks her to go with him to a dance. She’s…
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