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I started this post yesterday, but stopped, too sad to continue.
How do you educate a mob in Egypt about sexual assault? About rape?
Reading the details of the brutal attack, the post didn't even feel possible, might even invite reprisal somehow. But that made me feel worse because it is so blog-worthy, there are lessons to be learned.
Lara Logan's pain is the pain of millions of men and women, her condition, Rape Trauma Syndrome (assuming she was raped) not unusual at all. When it is a gang rape, and a victim is conscious, the post traumatic stress is seemingly endless, amplified. Who knows how many. And yet, you have to wonder, why?
Too sad to write, and hopeless for the first time in a long time, that we will ever see a just world; I put it away.
Then this morning, watching the CBS anchor on the morning news retell the story, I changed my mind. There are different kinds of rape, and there are different motives, and the nuances are so interesting, at least to some of us, that people should know about them. So whether Ms. Logan was gang raped, or "merely" sexually assaulted, physically beaten, you'll have to go to Relationship Wise to read about these.
There does seem to be enlightenment of sorts, happening all over the world. But you'd never know it sometimes, seriously.
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