Originally Posted by Maguru
The experience changed who I was. It changed my view of the world. It changed my sense of survival. It changed fundamental beliefs I had about myself and the world. It changed my view of sex. It changed my view of men. It made me afraid. It made me less than. All of this was growing more and more painful and I was suffering because I had nothing to replace it with. These are the things I think and speak of, not the rape.
What is a "view"? What is a "sense"? What is a "belief"?
Do they ever change? If so, how?
I have to find a world view that I can live with and as yet nothing has changed. Women are still being raped.
Before you were raped, women were already being raped. You probably knew that too.
Yet your "view", your "sense", your "belief" was different, before you were raped, and after you were raped.
(b) Will your "view", "sense" and "belief" ever change again, in the next 50 years (assuming you live another 50 years?).
(c) If so, could it change in the next 40 years? 30 years? 10 years? 5 years? 1 year? Six months? Tomorrow?