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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Friday, November 19, 1976

Page Ten THE MICHIGAN DAILY Friday, November 19; 1976

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"The knowledge that I was
going to be raped was one that
first, it couldn't be happening.
When you read about rape, it's
something that happens to other
people. It's like car accidents,!
or being robbed or having can-
cer. I'd never applied it to myj
body before.
"I FELT it was like a movie
- a feeling of unreality. I kept
expecting it to go away - that
I'd wake up. Well, I knew I
wouldn't wake up."
Three days agoaMary's house-
mate Jill was haunted by the
same nightmare. Jill, who had
a premonition all day long that
she would be raped, was at-
tacked in the same South Uni-
versity and Oxford area. The
rape occurred in the early eve-
ning, unlike the rape of her
friend which happened late at
night.
Jill was returning home from
the library at 8 p.m. As she
was one block past Angell Ele-
mentary School, she heard
steps behindhher and started
screaming immediately. He
came up from behind and cut
her in the mouth with a knife.
At this point she stopped
screaming and he put his arms
around her from the neck. Lat-
er, Oxford residents said that
they had heard the screams
but ran looking for her in the
wrong direction.
HE TOLD me to take my

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pants off but I tried to explain
to him that he'd have to take
his arms off me first. He said
to do it anyway. I pulled my
pants off to my knees. He was
rubbing my left breast really
hard."
Then, he got on top of me.
I tried to be nice and to get it
over with." Pleading with him
to stop she asked him if he
| wanted some money and he
said, "Just fuck."
"At one point, he could not
get it (his penis) in and asked
me to do it. This is when I
could have done something like
jabbed him or squeezed his
balls."
HE REPEATEDLY asked her
questions such as "Haven't you
ever done this before" or,
"Don't you like doing this?"
She replied, "I can't because
I'm tired, I'm bleeding. Please
let me go."
"He asked me two times to
put my arms around him. I
don't know why . . . He had his
hands over my eyes and I asked
him if I could tilt my head
sideways because of the blood
in my mouth and he said okay."
Jill was also breathing veryy
hard throughout the long fif-
teen-minute ordeal and her at-'
tacker told her to stop. It was'
a good thing, she said, because
she was hyperventilating.
Finally, the man took her,
money, leaving her with the
words, "If you tell anybody, I'll
kill you." Jill got up, dressed
and ran to her Oxford home
across the street.
JILL'S resident director
called the police and she went

through the same police ques-
tio -ing and 3-hour hospital stay
as Mary. But there was an
adled complication because Jill'
was ovulating, a time in the
menstrual cycle when women
are most susceptible to becom-
ing pregnant. The doctor ex-
plained to her the different op-
tions she had available to her
to deal with an unwanted preg-;
nancy,.
'"I began crying hysterically
for the first time." Jill said,
looking back at her hospital ex-
perience "What could be
worse - not only being raped
but I'm going to be pregnant
too?"
Unlike Mary, Jill did not
feel her life was in danger. "I
didn't resist at all except when
I screamed. I just wanted to
get it over with-I knew what
he wanted and.it wasn't to kill
me. I really didn't think that
far ahead. I just tried to be!
really nice and cooperative."
BOTH WOMEN agreed thatt
their previous sexual experi-
ence with men 'prevented the
rape from being a lot worse
that it could have been. "I was;
glad that I did have sex be-'
fore. If I were a virgin, it!
would have been traumatic."
The lives of both Mary and
Jill are returning to normal
though they are still trying to
get used to the idea that they
were raped. %
"How could I ever be like I{
was two days ago?" Mary said,:
looking back to those days right
after her rape. "How could'
people look at me and not
know? I felt no desire to do any-

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thing. I tried to forget it for
three days then I realized it
wasn't something you can for-
get. Finally, I realized I had
to resolvek it and face what
had happened."
JILL CAME to the same con-
clusions. "I wasn't worried
about dwelling on it. I wanted
to go to class. It was a time
problem," referring to the
phone call with her parents the
night of her rape. They asked
her if she wanted them to come
to Ann Arbor from her Kala-
mazoo home and she said no.
"The rape was over. It only
took fifteen minutes and I did
not want to go through the has-
sle of being comforted and go-
ing to the police. I knew that
people cared about me and I
didn't need anything else. I
didn't want people to feel sorry
for me."
But the doubt and anxiety
continues to persist in their
minds. Should I have resisted"
more? Should I have tried to
get away?
"I STARTED feeling guilty
that I could have prevented the
rape", Jill explained. "I. was
doubting myself. Who's really
sick - me or the rapist? I
probably would have gotten it
worse - but what is more im-
portant - maintaining my body
or giving in?"
The image of the rapist looms
in their minds as they live their
day to day lives - whether it
be while riding a campus bus
or being stopped onthe street
by someone who needs direc-
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rapes
"Rape is one of the worst
things but I don't hate the per-
son for it. I. just hate the cir-
cumstances. I don't hate the
rapist who's running around. I
just hate what he's doing. I
do't think it's his fault -
something else was causing him
to do it.
MARY and Jill both had to
reassure their parents more
than they needed reassurance
themselves.
"I was telling her it was okay,
Mary explained, referring to
the visit she had with her par-
ents the day after her rape.
"My father, who is very reserv-
ed, and never one to show
emotion, started to cry. He said,
It may be okay for me, but it's
not okay for you."'
Both women expressed ap-
prehension about telling the
men they are seeing about the
rape. Jill's roommates advised
her not to tell her boyfriend of
two months because he might
walk out on her. But she did
anyway and is glad.
"HE WAS in shock the first
five minutes and then depress-
ed after that. He said he had
alternated between feeling mad
and depressed and feeling hap-
py - happy because he rea-
lized how much he loved me-
and that's exactly what I want-
ed to hear."
Mary has decided not to tell
the man she is dating for the
time being. "I'm going to have
to see how I'm going to react
to sex. If I am acting adverse-
ly, then I'll have to tell him. I'm
not in any rush to resolve it.
The time will come."
As Mary looks back to that
Tuesday three weeks ago, she
gives some words of advice.
"Walk in the middle -of the
street. I wasn't even aware that
he was behind me. Be aware-
look around. If you think some-
one is following you, either run
or go to the nearest lighted
house. If he does move toward
you, scream - don't wait to
see if he grabs you.
"If I had a dollar for every
time my mother said don't walk
home alone at night, I'd be
rich. It went in one ear and out
the other. Listen to your moth-
er. Mothef does know best."

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"Now, every time I see a
black man, I think of it. It'
bothers me to be physicallyI
close to a black man. I don't
want to deal with any black
men at all-I don't want to'
touch them or look at them. I
don't feel it as strongly as I did
three weeks ago but the feeling
is still there.
But Jill said that she does
not .hate her rapist. "I just fig-
ured he was sick and there was
nothing I could do. Even'
though he was holding a knife
. to my throat, I felt he was be-
ing as nice as he could," she
said.

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