Thank you for sharing this! I have had similar experiences (growing up in a religious home), and I resonate completely with you. I've written a few stories about women's issues, and one huge problem is shifting the blame back onto women for our clothing choices. Our sexuality is a beautiful, sacred, and powerful gift. Not shameful.

It's freaking horrible, and it makes me angry. It leads women to feel guilty about themselves when they are abused. Unraveling this patriarchal bullsh*t has a long way to go. Thank you for getting this message out and for your brave voice. With love - Allison

❤️ Writing on psychology, feminism, and relationships. Words in: The Ascent, Better Advice, Fearless She Wrote, CYMCYL, An Injustice, and The Virago. (she/her)