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#MeToo: I Never Said No by Mary Beth O'Connor
I felt terror but not complete surprise. For a long while, part of me had expected to die like this. I recollected the stories my great-grandmother read from the scandal rag about women being tortured and killed. I thought about my high school chemistry teacher’s lecture when he picked me up hitchhiking, despite this being a common practice in the 1970s. I conjured up the daily fear of living in the house with my violent stepfather.
Mary Beth O’Connor