Food for thought…

From 22 going on 33, via Kat at Looking for the Missing Me…..this is Brilliant!

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  1. That is powerful!

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  2. I’ve been in that chair, too. Surrounded by a circle of (male) police officers, all hammering questions in my direction, each one of them trying to insinuate that surely “I asked for it to happen”. The only thing that did was make sure I never reported another rape. It was a hard lesson to learn when I was only 16 years old. But one I never forgot.

    Sorry to hear that we, apparently, have yet another commonality, BFL. Of course, we both know that it isn’t, unfortunately, uncommon for that to be true of people who have survived abusive situations. In my case, at least, it was a pattern that continued for some time. Sadly, I can’t even count the number of times I was a victim of rape. The good news is that the day did come when I finally quit blaming myself for it happening.

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    • Ouch…..sorry to hear. I never did report any of the many rapes I suffered. It never occurred to me, for one thing, and for another, I was terrified of “doing something bad,” which even though **I** didn’t do anything “bad” except for simply existing, still when you are brought up thinking you are “bad” it somehow makes an impression…(irony font here). Raise a glass of whatever makes you happy to recovery! A life-long process, but can’t let those bastards grind you down. That’s a victory for them. And they already got enough of me, I’m not giving them one more molecule! My dog helps too. Glad you were able to get off the self-blame merry-go-round. That’s a rough one…..kudos to you!

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      • Oh, I hear you. About that whole “being bad” thing. We were so practiced at it all being our fault, when truthfully, it was NEVER our fault, but we just weren’t in a position to recognize it then.

        Your dog is precious and cute, and there’s no denying that our furry babies add a lot of value to our lives. Mine is a huge cranky teenager much of the time, but he has his adorable toddler moments.

        Hope you have a good Sunday. 🙂

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  3. Why did I star this? Because I thought the irony was funny. .. But the truth of the matter sux!

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  4. robin1967

     /  March 27, 2014

    I love this- the black humor is fabulous and on point

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