Rick
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Rick asked in Social ScienceGender Studies · 5 years ago

If childhood sexual abuse victims are statistically more likely to commit sexual abuse as an adult, why does anyone ever admit it happened?

According to research and statistics, victims of childhood sexual abuse are significantly more likely to commit sexual abuse against children themselves when they become adults. If this is true, why would any victim of sexual abuse ever admit to it? Doesn't doing so paint them a potential child sexual predator?

Granted, there have been a select few victims, particularly female victims, that have profited fabulously off of selling their stories to the media (Jaycee Dugard, Elizabeth Smart, Hannah Anderson, Daisy Coleman, the Cleveland trio, even the Sandusky male victims) but they are such a tiny percentage of the number of actual victims that I don't see how, for the average victim, it could possibly be carthargic enough to confess their victimization given all the detrimental side effects of such admissions. It seems to me that, at best, it would make people feel sorry for you and, at worst, view you as a potential sexual predator.

Update:

But isn't grouping these victims together as more likely to commit future sexual abuse just another form of this "victim bashing" and "victim blaming" that everyone is so quick to condemn.

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  • 5 years ago

    Yeah liberals like that simply need to be taken out of society so they don't hurt anyone else.

  • 5 years ago

    Because rapists need to be stopped. Often, they don't just abuse a single individual.

  • Edie
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    So that they can get justice for the hurt done to them, stop them from doing it to others, and get help to overcome their feelings when those desires rise up in them.

  • Haley
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    I think it are the ones in denial are more likely to commit it themselves, then the ones who process it by talking about it and expressing their anger and pain.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Huh...?

    That makes absolutely no sense at all.

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