MLA… Things I Wish I Had Said

I wish I had mentioned in my second presentation that I was offered thirty minutes to speak, since our second speaker did not show up. I took the whole thirty, too. (I had written 23 minutes, but then I added stuff.)

I wonder how many people in the audience were thinking, “Well, it’s a good thing the other person didn’t show.”

And I wish I had gotten the source for 1 in 4 women will be assaulted in their lifetime. If I had looked it up again, I would have found that now the National Institute for Justice and the CDC say that it is 1 in 6. That’s a useful statistic and then I would have had a citation for the person who wanted one. Unfortunately I don’t know her name. Maybe she’ll come visit TCE? Or email me? She took a draft of the paper home with her and it had my email address.

The CDC gives a citation for their 1 in 6 number:

Tjaden P, Thoennes N. Extent, nature, and consequences of intimate partner violence: findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey. Washington (DC): Department of Justice (US); 2000. Publication No.: NCJ 181867. Available from: URL:

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