So the question isn't really based on a societal issue at all... it's based on what your ex told people and how it effects you in your community.
Sadly the vampire myth certainly prevents me from being open about my abuse... and I too would be very upset if my truth/ private journal was forced out there.
I'm not asking for details, but I am curious exactly what she said about you... What the healing journal said that so many turned on you..I don't have the time or energy to really get involved but all the times I've read you say this, it peaks my curiosity.
The journal documented the voice of the 8-yo for all the things he was never allowed to say, reveal, etc. It allowed him to scream in a voice he Still does not have. I spoke of the home violence that is rarely discussed here at MS...that I Still cannot truly loot at without falling apart.
It spoke of all the fears of being found-out. The self-loathing, the self-hate, the total lack of love.
As for the Village People. What Ex told them was generally that I hid being abused as a child..."sexually abused dontcha know." From there, all the Billy Ftards were allowed to come to their own conclusions and they ALL seemed to be based upon the myths. You may not fully get just how deeply entrenched the myths are in the general population...but they are farging deep!
The judge ate it all up and gave her every restraing order or action she wanted. I had to watch my son's baseball from a distance. No one would come over and even say hello. I don't need to go into detail...just so its known, I know how messed-up people are in seeing CSA.