Most people don’t usually think about how much power they do or don’t have in their lives, especially if you’re just a kid. Everything in your life is pretty much a given; that is, until you’re actually forced to confront the issue of how much or how little power you have over your own life. While I can’t speak for all victims who have suffered some form of sexual abuse, I can speak for at least one for sure. I’ve also compared that “one” view with others who often feel the same way. What way is that? That you’ll do anything to get it back, once the power over your own body has been intimidated, coerced, taken, or stolen away from you. Seeking ways to empower yourself after being a victim is not only typical, but natural, as in human nature.
* Book Related Connection (Character Analysis: Julie)