Reviving Ophelia - Chapter 15, A Fence at the Top of the Hill Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15, A Fence at the Top of the Hill Summary and Analysis

Dr. Pipher opens this chapter with a description of a self-defense class that she attends with her daughter Sara. The class instructor shows a video about date rape to the all-female group. One in four women will be raped in her lifetime. Dr. Pipher explains that classes that teach women how to defend themselves against male attackers are not enough. This society needs classes that teach men how not to rape and hurt women. Dr. Pipher suggests workshops that teach men how to be gentle and loving.

In this final chapter, Dr. Pipher lists what parents can do to help their daughters. Parents need to listen to their daughters. It is important for them to validate their daughters' independent behavior. If problems arise, parents should...

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