"Dearest sister, father, mother, whomever is telling me to 'get over it;' you must realize what you just said to me.
You just verbalized a belief inside your mind. A belief that says "I don't consider your pain or current 'issues' to be valid or significant.
You are also saying child rape is OK with you, because when an individual or a social segment of civilization tells the victim to 'just get over it,' they are actually saying 'shut up please,' or 'we no longer think its all that significant.' You might have had an argument 'back then,' but not any longer.'"
But ideas of what individuals and society thinks of us must be born from those who think they are specially charged with this blessing of power. Changes to public policy don't come from us.
I agree with your position on that.
I have certainly been in your position a lot.
I still am in that position with family and friends.
It's as though we were survivors of a secret war
Our "emotional" legs and arms have been blown off.
And we are accosted with remarks: 'Why Don't you get off your butt and function as though you have arms and legs?'