Eske Esquire wrote:
Upon rereading, I think the issue, Elinda, is that you wrongly assume that the cause of trauma is singular - that there's only one explanation, and that it's "hangups about ***".
Edited, Jan 29th 2013 3:34pm by Eske
No, any crime against a person is traumatic. Your house is broken into and you might be so fearful of it happening again that you can't sleep or work or whatever - that's trauma.
You're physically assaulted - it hurts, it's painful, it's disruptive and additionally there is the fear of it happening again - very traumatic.
So if you're raped there might be pain, there is loss of control, and certainly fear - all that stuff that comes with a physical assault.
But what is it about rape particularly? I didn't mean to simply brush it off as a *** hang-up. It's a societal thing. A woman who is raped feels dirty, non-virtuous, debauched. They're real feelings. ****, woman are embarrassed about being raped. So much so that rape often goes unreported. Worse yet, some woman will blame themselves.