VOICES with Amber B Skylar

[EP:8] PTSD and Rape - Amber B Skylar

April 21, 2021 Amber B Skylar Season 1 Episode 8
VOICES with Amber B Skylar
[EP:8] PTSD and Rape - Amber B Skylar
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VOICES with Amber B Skylar
[EP:8] PTSD and Rape - Amber B Skylar
Apr 21, 2021 Season 1 Episode 8
Amber B Skylar

How does rape affect a person and contribute to post trauma?  I think that even after your trauma, when you hear how prevelant rape is, in war, neighborhoods, college campuses, the military - it adds to the trauma.  Being a victim of a violent crime that seems to be "normalized in the culture" is unacceptable.  We must understand what people go through who have suffered an unexpected event that is traumatizing.  Talking out loud about rape has been taboo.  People accusing victims of "staying victims" or simply not understanding.  If we come together more, much more than we are currently and really begin to understand, then and only then can we help.  Then and only then can we really create a movement that stands up to this historical injustice that has plagued women, children and men. Men get raped.  It is under reported and has extra layers of social and personal shame.  But, the evidence is clear, the ratio between women and children getting raped and men - is 1 in 33 for men, 1 in 6 for women and children. 
#amberbskylar #voiceofamber #rape #PTSD #metoo

Resource https://www.rainn.org/statistics/victims-sexual-violence
Department of Justice

Show Notes

How does rape affect a person and contribute to post trauma?  I think that even after your trauma, when you hear how prevelant rape is, in war, neighborhoods, college campuses, the military - it adds to the trauma.  Being a victim of a violent crime that seems to be "normalized in the culture" is unacceptable.  We must understand what people go through who have suffered an unexpected event that is traumatizing.  Talking out loud about rape has been taboo.  People accusing victims of "staying victims" or simply not understanding.  If we come together more, much more than we are currently and really begin to understand, then and only then can we help.  Then and only then can we really create a movement that stands up to this historical injustice that has plagued women, children and men. Men get raped.  It is under reported and has extra layers of social and personal shame.  But, the evidence is clear, the ratio between women and children getting raped and men - is 1 in 33 for men, 1 in 6 for women and children. 
#amberbskylar #voiceofamber #rape #PTSD #metoo

Resource https://www.rainn.org/statistics/victims-sexual-violence
Department of Justice