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Not saying I agree, but there is some merit to these thoughts. Let us not be revisionist about history, let us not be guilty of holding the past to our modern values (as though we are morally superior)…
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As victims, we must stand together and challenge those who would silence us. Our story, however, is not of the abuser. Nor is it the story of those who stood by and said nothing. Neither should they even be a footnote in our story. No the story of survivors is the story of overcomers, we are the hero’s, but our names are not recorded. Whilst Celebrities who abuse are remembered in history as abusers – who remembers the names of those who survived them? Who remembers the names of the children lost to such vile abuse, whilst the abusers become legends. People such as the Wests; are the villains, but who remembers their victims, those who survived and those who did not?
Not everyone abused is named, not everyone abused wears it like a sleeve, but I am sick of hearing about these men who abuse, let them have their day in court, and if found guilty let us expunge their name from history, except as an after-thought in the biography of the abused (if they, the survivors, so choose to name them).
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