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We need to get away from the cultural myth that only "monsters" hurt women. A lot of men who do not consider themselves predators or rapists have hurt women. Some of them are "great guys" to most of the people they interact with. They may genuinely not remember assaulting anyone, either because they were drunk or high, or because the encounter felt normal to them, not traumatic. Over the past week, many women of my generation have been sharing stories about violations that they did not even mentally label "assaults" until years later--even though the incidents had profoundly affected their lives.