Guest Post: On Not Creating Waves

Apology Not Accepted

By: Anonymous

Anonymous writes powerfully here about how women’s cultural conditioning to be nurturers paired with the highly sophisticated manipulations of an abusive man groomed her to take responsibility for her own assault. 


How do you say no when saying no will hurt more than giving in?

How do you live with yourself afterwards, because you never said no?

How do you look back at all the red flags that you ignored, and stop feeling complicit in your assault?

This is the story of my assault. This is the story about what happened, how he did it, why I never said anything until now.

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When I first walked into the hotel room that he had booked for us, I didn’t expect to see the double bed there. In hindsight it was obvious that he planned it this way. I knew — although I didn’t want to admit it at…

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