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FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2006, 1:49 P.M.

F-Words: Seeing Rape Culture

"About a year ago, I was in an ice cream shop with my spouse deciding over cookies and cream or orange sherbet when a group of about six or seven late high school or early college-aged guys came in, with a blonde girl of the same age in tow. These guys were of the jocky type, with basketball shorts and expensive cell phones, tanned and lean. The group quickly overtook the small shop while my husband and I sat back to eat our ice cream, eventually just quietly taking in the show that these kids were putting on for us. The one female in the group seemed a little nervous but eager - like she was finally getting to play with the big boys. The joking and teasing began to turn sexual and slightly obscene, with the majority of the teasing and joking being directed at the girl. She smiled along with it, feigning ignorance as to what they were talking about when they asked her if she enjoyed certain euphemistic sexual acts, and even giggled nervously when one guy grabbed her and pulled her into his lap. You could see that she was embarassed but not sure what to do about it without jeopardizing her newfound social status."

For the rest the post by Sara Anderson/F-Words re: "Seeing Rape Culture," click here.

DFO: As soon as my blogmeister adds it, you will find a link to Sara's compelling blog under "North Idaho Blogs."

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.