I was never raped, but when I was 11, the son of a family friend copped a feel whenever we were…
Zelda Pinwheel

I was never raped, but when I was in 1st grade, the neighbor, a male teenager who babysat us, used to make my older sister sit in the recliner with him and kiss him. When she realized he was doing it to me, too, she decided to take the brunt of whatever he was doing so I didn’t have to. She saved me from who knows what.

I was never raped, but when I was about 7, a male neighbor a couple years older than my sister, pinned her down on the ground and he got her legs apart and forced her to kiss him, but she fought him off. I saw this happen and so did his friends, who did nothing. He was so aggressive! When he realized she could and would fight him off, he came after me. She saved me again. She was always looking out for me.

I was never raped, but I remember so many instances of unprovoked attention. Having a guy stand much too close in a busy line and trying to rub up against me. Having my crotch grabbed by a stranger because he liked my look. Having my ass grabbed at PROM by a male “acquaintance,” as I was dancing with my girlfriends. Having much older boys being nice to me, then asking if I was a virgin or how far I’d gone with a boy. One family friends son making a ‘V’ shape with his fingers and flicking his tongue between them…glad I didn’t know what that meant. One much older teen promising to marry me when I turned 18 if I still was a virgin….all this before I even had my first kiss (voluntarily)!

I was never raped, but multiple time I’ve woken up to my own husband having sex with me while I was asleep…..oh wait.