The rape victim may get into a situation where they believe that they didn’t have an equal decision making role in the situation, or that they did give in to the perpetrator, thus causing themselves to be blamed for it, and subsequently the trauma they experienced. This is a very good reason to not want to be accused of being too easy on yourself. This is a very good reason to not want to be accused of being too easy on yourself.
Why do people go to extreme lengths to avoid being convicted of sexual Assault? People who feel they have a right to their own bodies and may even have criminal records, will go to greater lengths for their own safety and protection, when they are exposed to the person who they are thinking of using as a target for sexual assault. They are trying to remain safe, and at the same time they want to protect their friend(s) and themselves. To avoid being charged and incarcerated for sexual assault, the person who has been subjected to this sexual violence could often:
Acknowledge at a very early stage what has happened
Receive support for themselves and their family in general, especially within the victim blaming group The person might seek psychiatric evaluation and treatment
This is the person who is trying to avoid getting hurt, so they don’t have to endure the trauma of the abuse which may lead to more severe trauma, and to the need to seek psychiatric evaluation and treatment. This is also the person, who wants to avoid the trauma of knowing they were a sexual Assault Victim at some point in their life, or at least was a victim of child sexual abuse
This is also the person, who will act as a parent, teacher, or other person, through the educational process where the person may feel pressured to remain quiet and not discuss the traumatic events. This is also the person who may not speak out against the Sexual Assault at all, or may talk instead about how great their child is or how great they feel the person is.
If the person is a victim, the person knows that they can never have a full recovery; if they want to understand the depth and nature of what they were forced to do, they will have to start seeing the child who did it to them. The only way for a person who has been raped in the past, to learn the truth about the traumatic event, is to face it head on, often times with the person who did the sexual assault, and not be able to remain silent about the abuse.
I am a survivor of Sexual Assault. I do not like saying this,since in my personal experience, these words are always met with a certain amount of fear, but I know and I know that there is a community of survivors of sexual Assault living in the US. They can find support, and they can be listened to and understood; this is our community. Please listen to us as we tell you what happened to us, and why we are there.