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When one loses a word from memory or from a computer-saved document, it can be quite distressful. Especially if like “spitfire” it is difficult to replace. We recently lost, or perhaps not lost but misplaced, the word “spitfire” from Naida’s draft memoir. We were understandably upset and spent a considerable amount of time and effort looking for it — alas, with no success. It did, however, make quite a story. Unfortunately, it was a story with no end. After all, once you’ve lost your spitfire, what can you do?

Actually, “spitfire” was what two full grown men called the 14-year-old girl who fought off their attempt to abduct and rape her. Twenty years later another man tried the same thing with the same woman with the same results. She is not a “spitfire,” she is a heroine because none of the men were punished by anyone but her alone.

“Spitfire” is not alone in her experience. As “me too” movement demonstrates, it is a tragic event in the lives of all too many women.

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