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I was abused by my father as a child. Although I have been to therapy and largely feel OK, one of the reasons why I do not feel comfortable talking about my history is because so many people have such horrible stereotypes of sexually abused and/or raped people. You have succinctly described how screwed up this mentality is, and I have never before read an article that summed up how society as a whole manages to shame victims with these kinds of stereotypes.

I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. You will never know how much this meant to me.