What Being a Stalker Victim Was Like Before It Was a Crime

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I briefly dated a man who stalked me for two years until he was committed to long-term treatment.

There was a time before it was called “stalking”, before the notion of “sexual harassment” and “date rape.”

It was the American heyday of victim-blaming when it was the woman’s fault for dressing provocatively or getting herself into a…