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Juvenile Sex Offending and Conduct Disorder  

Author:  Kindra Foster.

Source: Volume 13, Number 04, Spring 2021 , pp.53-56(4)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Kindra Foster provides us with an intriguing piece about struggling for years with the deep fear of being raped—and then, in the midst of producing numerous blog entries about sexual assault, realizing that, according to its strictest definition, she had, in fact, had this very thing happen to her. The author also takes on the uncommon stance of sympathizing with some of those accused of this crime, pointing out that even she, a writer with vast knowledge of the topic, failed to identify some of her interactions with males in her past as amounting to sexual assault. She observes, for example, that rapists are people, too, and that there is a grey zone around what constitutes consent to engage in a sexual encounter, or the lack thereof.

Keywords: exual assault; due process; personal safety; fear

Affiliations:  1: Fosterwriting.com.

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