Nassar's abuse reflects more than 50 years of men's power over female athletes
January 31, 2018
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(THE CONVERSATION) “You’ve got a lucky boyfriend.” These were the words the physician’s assistant conducting my gynecological exam in 1998 uttered as he suggestively smiled down at me over my paper gown. I lay on the exam table, 20 years old, wondering what to say back. Feeling angry, embarrassed and violated, I called my mom afterward. We both reported him. Whether he still works there, I don’t know.
That experience disgusted me then and now, from my current perspecti...