I found this article on molestation and current events at www.slate.com.
It could have been much worse. None of the three people who molested me when I was young was a predatory pedophile like Jerry Sandusky. What I went through was brief and sadly common. It’s estimated, though no one knows the actual numbers, that one in four girls and one in six boys are sexually abused before they reach 18. What happened shook me up at the time, but my experiences weren’t shattering. I didn’t repress the memories—I’ve just never given them much thought. But the trial of Sandusky, the former Penn State football coach, has made me think more deeply about what was done to me and what I did in response.
As Dear Prudence, I always urge people to report any sexual abuse. Removing the secrecy takes the shame from the victim and puts the blame on the perpetrator. Exposure is the way to stop repeat offenders. But I never told anyone back then.
Read more here.
Posted on June 22, 2012, in censorship, childhood, life, people, personal, quotes, sharing and tagged Child sexual abuse, girls, health, mental health, Pedophilia, quotes, sex, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, shame, Slut, woman. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.