r/TwoXChromosomes Jan 14 '22

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u/dal_Helyg Jan 14 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome

You are doing what the majority of abused women do - blame themselves for being abused. I talked to one woman in the emergency room who said her broken jaw, cheekbone, internal injuries, and brutal rape were all her fault and she deserved what she got. After all, her BF was a good guy deep down and she knew he always took 2 ice cubes in his soda, not 3.

You are not to blame for his actions. HE IS!

I volunteer at a rape crisis center and this is a repeating theme. Cut and run lass, or I'll be talking to you in the emergency room someday; if you're lucky enough to survive. Not all are.

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u/CS20SIX Jan 14 '22

How do you manage to stay sane whilst being confronted with such horrors? Just reading the first paragraph gave me shivers… Probs to you for doing what you‘re doing.

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u/dal_Helyg Jan 14 '22 Silver Gold Platinum Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy Faith In Humanity Restored Heartwarming Helpful (Pro)

I am repaying a debt that cannot be repaid to the center. They helped me not only to survive but also to reclaim my life and dreams. How can I do less for my sisters in distress?

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u/onionbreath97 Jan 15 '22

You are a hero