Still into the weekend. Today is a High Trigger Day.
But also, lots of sadness and flashbacks (nobody's paying attention. You scream and fight to not fall apart. But literally no one can be bothered to pay attention). Because of something that's not your fault.
Every trauma survivor is different. We all have our own histories and healing rates.
Yet, whether you're a rape survivor in the States (guy or a woman) or a refugee in Iraq, does it feel like nobody anywhere cares? We'd like to think that there is at least ONE person that does. Yet, how do you cope when the MSM can't be bothered to notice?
You're told that the cause of your trauma isn't your fault. But, it's YOUR responsibility to deal with it. We try to do that here. And some people on a rape crisis line tell us, we don't know what to do with you. If you're a woman rape survivor in Afghanistan, what do you do when the local govt. says legally your partner can rape you anytime he wants (because you dared to say no to sex)?
We've tried many times to get some attention to guy rape survivors. Yet, the MSM (and much of the progressive) can't be bothered. Then, we said ok. We'll create our own network.
Here in the States, torture is ok. How many wars are we involved in now? Obama, Biden and Hillary all think that intl. law means nothing (unless it preserves our "vital national security interests" (money and power)).
If we're a celebrity and we talk about being raped, instantly we get a platform. If we're not, what chance do we have of getting some attention (short of this blog)?
Because of something that's not our fault. Whether you're a guy rape survivor in the States. Or a woman in Afghanistan. Or a torture survivor in (pick a Middle Eastern country).