America Is Failing Our Girls: How To Protect Your Daughter

So xojane published one of my pieces!  This piece means a lot to me because I believe that we as an American society could not be more wrong about how we raise our daughters.  It all goes back to our fundamental beliefs about the nature of sexual assault and gender roles.  Which goes even deeper to our fundamental ideas about what is strength (violence, control) and what is weakness (femininity, victimhood).  We also love to think that the danger comes from without.  When it almost always comes from within.

Anyway, take a look if you like.  Please keep in mind that the site editors chose the category and title.  So the focus of it is a bit different than what I intended, but I hope you understand my intent.

http://www.xojane.com/family/protecting-our-daughters

RRL

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