Even as the subject comes more into the light of society, you would think people would have more compassion, but I actually hear people saying that they are tired of hearing it. "Just get over it" Aaarghh!
The first person I told when I realized, as an adult, that I wasn't perverted 6 year old asking an adult to "use" me, was my mother. Her comment: "Oh Danny, that couldn't have happened." REALLY?
When I confronted my perp 50 years after the SA he said, "If I knew then what I know now, it wouldn't have happened", That doesn't wipe out 44 years of isolation and shame.
I have come to a fairly comfortable place in my life where I know I had no part in the painful, shameful act and I have worked to react to the world with that thought. Regardless of the reactions of society, I will keep talking about the ugly effects of SA for both children and adults, ignoring those who want to turn away. They can turn away while I continue to speak but I will continue to speak.
I'm a freeman now, his authority's dead
no pain monger lies in my comfortable bed!