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I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m that chewed up piece of gum, nobody re-chews a piece of gum. You throw it away.’ And that’s how easy it is to feel like you no longer have worth, you no longer have value. Why would it even be worth screaming out? Why would it even make a difference if you are rescued? Your life still has no value.

-Elizabeth Smart on being raped, Elizabeth Smart: Abstinence-only education can make rape survivors feel ‘dirty,’ ‘filthy’

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