“Twenty five years ago, statistics indicated that one out of six females were sexually abused. A years later, the statistics indicated the number had risen to one out of four, and now it’s one out of two who experience sexual abuse or molestation.
This cuts across racial, economic, educational, religious, and social lines- across the board. In a short time, we also have gone from the “taboo of incest” to open and even public discussion on this form of abuse.
The more people talk about it, the easier it is for those who have been abused- both male and female- to acknowledge it, explore it, and ultimately, heal from it. Fortunately, the unconscious is more likely to allow the conscious mind to recall such a traumatic event (or events) because we’re now better able to handle the horror of it than we were when no one discussed it.”
“Repetition” by Doris Cohen