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Why Don’t the Girls Say No

by Michelle Friedman, MD (Posted on July 5, 2016)
Topics: Machshava/Jewish Thought, Gender, Marriage & Family

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Each time another sordid story of sexual molestation of children comes to light, an inevitable series of questions arise. “Why don’t the girls protest? Why didn’t they tell their parents, a teacher, a trusted friend? Why didn’t they say ‘no!’ to the abuser, and fight back?”…

This article was originally published in the JOFA journal. To read the full article, click here.