August 31, 2015
Alan Reifman, PhD, professor of human development and family studies at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, says when it comes to women and sexual assault, having a buddy around can significantly reduce the possibility of attacks. He encourages parents to work in conversations the wisdom of always having a buddy with you or nearby when you go out. "If a woman is going to 'hook up,' he says, "it is much better to make sure a friend is next door or even in the same apartment."
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