I think that it’s important for those who have been victimized to speak out on what happened !
Not in some weak and angry effort to shame the perpetrator. Perpetrators (sociopaths) are not capable of healthy shame in any case.
However , getting away with their behavior emboldens them, fuels their illness and insures that others will be hurt.
We must speak out – and speak out – and speak out for our own self esteem and healing and to allow the possibility of Justice .
The truth must strengthen us – help us heal the abuse, until there is justice .
I am sick of those of us who have been battered, abused, and abandoned hanging our heads while those who have caused injury are praised for being ” such good guys” (and yes women abuse…yes)
We must speak out , protect ourselves and protect each other .
And at the end of the day – the perpetrator has a soul , and that soul wishes to be halted and healed.
Let’s make it so .
For us all.