Dating a woman who has been sexually abused
By midnight, she remembers being led into an empty dorm room down the hall.
There, drugged and nearly unconscious, she was raped."I tried to repress it," she says of the memory that plagued her when she went home the next day.
This can lead to significant emotional and psychological trauma, similar to that experienced by children who are victims of child abuse.She was visiting her friend at an Ivy League school for the weekend, bag packed with her favorite dress: a cotton rainbow halter that she had helped design.The following night, Alaina's friend hosted a party in her dorm.Where the mother is assaulted by the father, daughters are exposed to a risk of sexual abuse 6.51 times greater than girls in non-abusive families ().
Where a male is the perpetrator of child abuse, one study demonstrated that there is a 70 per cent chance that any injury to the child will be severe and 80 per cent of child fatalities within the family are attributable to fathers or father surrogates (There is clear evidence that abusers often increase their use of violence and abuse to stop their partners from leaving, or to force their partners and children to return home following separation.
A report undertaken by the Queensland Domestic Violence Taskforce 1988 stated that 90 per cent of children present in violent homes had witnessed the violence perpetrated against their mother.