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In the early eighties I was a junior at a large research university in British Columbia. One quiet Friday evening, in the century old residence hall, a friend and I were sitting in the empty hallway while she tried to teach me how to play poker. About an hour into her unsuccessful attempts, she leaned back onto the wall and sighed. She looked straight at my inquisitive face and spoke slowly. “Last weekend I was at a diving competition out of town.” “Yes, I remember.” “After the competition I was changing, when I was raped.”


Originally published in "Justice and Grace: Investigating Sexual Misconduct on College Campuses," By David M. Johnstone, November 23, 2020, Christian Scholar's Review.

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