Thank you, Lee, for making this accessible. The video is emotionally wrecking. The article which introduces the video is honest and supportive of the victim and worth the read as well.
I watched, I have lots of thoughts. I will need to watch again in order to fully comprehend and remember his remarks. He is so obviously in pain and so disassociated from the act of the violence he endured. The article stated that some faulted him for this. I just want to say that even my own therapist faulted me for not showing the emotions HE wanted me to show.
The one word he brought forth that took me over 3 years to begin to understand (maybe because my situation was not violent) is that the sex act wasn't an act of sex- it was an act of HATE. How can someone hate another so much, that they are willing to impose their sexual will and dominance over them?
It is a hard video to watch.
This young guy now has a full lifetime of knowing and dealing with the fact that he was raped.
For now we see through a glass, darkly.