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Elizabeth Smart: Misogynist views of sex kept her from escaping

EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,389Registered Users
Smart spoke at a Johns Hopkins human trafficking forum, saying she was raised in a religious household and recalled a school teacher who spoke once about abstinence and compared sex to chewing gum.

"I thought, 'Oh, my gosh, I'm that chewed up piece of gum, nobody re-chews a piece of gum, you throw it away.' And that's how easy it is to feel like you know longer have worth, you know longer have value," Smart said. "Why would it even be worth screaming out? Why would it even make a difference if you are rescued? Your life still has no value."


Article here.

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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    I'm so glad she's been speaking out about how abstinence-only education harms girls/women.
  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Posts: 1,082Registered Users
    This was an extremely interesting article, thank you.
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  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    So have sex and you are like a chewed piece of gum? Nice! Just disgusting