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The Problem With “Well, Why Didn’t You…?” And Sexual Assault

Through some combination of luck and living a sheltered life, I have not encountered much sexual violence or harassment. My friends, both male and female, have, which enrages and saddens me to no end. However, my exposure to harassment changed recently, when I moved to a Baltic country, Estonia (where, I am told, conditions are still pretty patriarchal). I live in a university town and feel safe most of the time. I walk by myself on well-lit roads at night, always passing enough people that I am within eyesight of someone the whole time. Continue Reading →