When I was in my early twenties, a couple of close female friends told me about their sexual assaults. I was horrified and sad and distraught. And I started to do research to learn the best way to support them and also to find other sources of support.
As I did the research I learned how often this kind of thing was happening. A recent survey by Stop Street Harassment came out this January and found that 81% of women have experienced some form of sexual harassment.
Last weekend, I was doing some readings for school and came across this passage,
Take a spiritually underdeveloped person, for example, a criminal. Such a person will use self-will in a very obvious way to serve his immediate seeming advantages, disregarding all laws—spiritual as well as human.
Abby Oliver, after she figured out where her loneliness was leading her
When Abby was in her late 20s, her life looked great from the outside. She was the VP of Public Relations and Marketing for a company. She had a 2 bedroom house in Bel Air and many friends. But on the inside she felt empty, lonely and she didn’t know how to fit in.