“They grab you, touch your butt and try to, like, touch you in the front, and run away, but it’s OK, I mean…
I never think it’s a big thing because they do it to everyone.” This is how Patricia, 13, refers to boys in her school.
Normalizing this type of behavior at such a young age has become worrisome to many in the field of teen dating violence and domestic violence because it also has long-term health consequences.
It was designed to move the discussion from the question of why young women do not report harassment and abuse to the topic of how violence is produced, maintained and normalized among youths.
Hlavka says she felt that the results of the study, which will be published in the June issue of , were disturbing yet also not altogether surprising.
Lynn anticipated the pain that would come at any moment.
She was on guard for the humiliation..lack of control..hateful ways.