How the abstinence cult harms women – even rape victims – and encourages slut-shaming.
I grew up in the Christian church and I went to Christian school all but one year (which I was home schooled for). There is nothing in my life that hasn’t been defined outside of Christianity including my grasp on my own sexuality. When I was sixteen years old, I had boyfriend who pushed me to a breaking point.
It was July 4th. We went to a party with his family and I was allowed to stay the night with a promise from his aunt that I would sleep in her camper. My boyfriend’s dad got drunk though and wanted to go home instead. When Mike, my boyfriend, was driving us back; his dad said that I could stay at their house if I kept it a secret. When he said that, I knew where this was going.
And we were making out and he was everywhere. And things were…
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