For so many years things like this weren't spoken about. No one would listen or things would be hushed up owing to the celebrity or power by the abuser. While I think it's great that people are no longer afraid to come forward and are heard, I'm a little bit cynical and have to wonder how many are legitimate and how many are bandwagon jumpers.
What hurts me is that their are people that know about such abuses toward children but do nothing. Those bother me the most. Sexual abuse haunts you for life. When you're a child and someone continues to touch you in places that make you hurt then and thereafter . . .you feel as if maybe somehow you asked for that. Most often this abuse is done by someone you admire or think you are safe with. But, it hurts even more when you finally get the courage to tell another grown up that you feel will help you but they do nothing.
We live in a cruel world and children need to be protected more. Something as simple as paying attention is all that's needed.
There are very few people that I trust . . .I grew up knowing that there was no one I could trust. Now I'm at a point were I just get by without having to trust.