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08 Mar 2003

what is a victim of rape
i would like to find out if a girl was raped how will she react after the rape and her reaction if she face the rapist again would she sit and smile and make joke or would she be terrified
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01 Jan 0001

Sugar --- how does "a girl" react if you give her a box of chocolates ? If she loves chocolate she may be delighted ; if she knows she's overweight and is struggling to lose weight, she may be angry. So, there's really no such thing as "a girl", and people's reactions to such bad experiences vary quite widely, depending on the nature of the event, their previous experiences, their personality, and so on. Yes, she might be terrified ; or she might try to pretend she didn't recognize him, or, or, or --- there are many possibilities. We need to be cautious about over-generalizing or laying down laws about how people "ought" to behave, and look at each example in its own specific circumstances.
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