Saturday, January 15, 2005

Having A Voice and Being Allowed to Have Choice!

A few vitally important things for someone who has been sexually victimized is to have someone hear what they are saying, and to be believed!

Survivors of sexual violence need to have the right to decide for themselves what they do. It needs to be up to the survivor if and when they tell someone they have been abused/assaulted. It has to be up to the survivor without the influence of family and friends, if and when they go public with their stories. If it's not their choice the survivor will often feel revictimized.

But it's important for survivors to know all the facts about how and when to be public. Once you are public, you can't go back.

Click on the title of this entry and it will take you to a site that will discuss things to think about before you go public.

If you have other suggestions let's talk about them.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me commend you again for having created this forum. In relation to the topic of this post, you're allowing survivors to begin to go public and get a sense of what that is like, before they go fully public.

I imagine also, it could be quite satisfactory for survivors to know that by now, those who have abused their power are most likely nervously glancing at this blog frequently to try to see if those they've preyed upon are commenting.

May they continue to shake in their boots and lose their sleep at night.

January 16, 2005 2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


January 16, 2005 10:31 PM  

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