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He will try to make you doubt yourself.
Get under your skin.
He will make you confused and angry.
But you, the child, you have to remain calm against the trained adult trying to smear you.
And when it was over, when he was free from shackles and my own were forged, they had the audacity to tell me "you should have cried".
Clearly I'm Schrodingers victim.
Both calm and not calm.
Until such time as they open the box and decide my fate.
Who made such arbitrary tick boxes?
A victim is lying, unless she's calmly crying at the stand.
Was it a certain number of tears?
Would an usher have held a measuring jug to my face to measure the volume of liquid falling?
A millilitre to integrity ratio?
Too little tears, liar. Too many tears, liar.
You need just the right amount, but with no noise or shouting or any other form of distress. Just right.
The Goldilocks paradigm.
3 percent conviction rate has little to do with individual stories, and everything to do with stereotype.
Society provides the tiniest of boxes to fit into to be a believable victim.
And I've never been a good contortionist.
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What your words suggest to me is all about power. The abuser, then society or the legal system seem to have the upper hand by not needing to believe you. It puts the onus on you prove you’re a ‘worthwhile’ victim, or a victim at all.
You need to be believed and they don’t need to believe you.
‘3% conviction rate...’ wow, didn’t know the precise figure and it’s pathetic.
Which leads me to believe that telling one’s Individual story however, to whomever, is meaningful and significant.
I deserve better than survival.
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I love your description of the perfect victim and measuring tears. Who is more judged than a victim? I hear you and I believe you.
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The strength from injustice
Quote taken from The Rage To Overcome by Machine Head
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