Healing the trauma of rape and sexual abuse.
|dc.contributor.author||Dublin Rape Crisis Centre|
|dc.identifier.citation||Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, 1998. Healing the trauma of rape and sexual abuse. Dublin: Rape Crisis Centre.||en|
|dc.description||It is now almost impossible to open any issue of a national newspaper without being confronted with reports of rape or sexual abuse, recording in detail the exposure of a trauma which may have remained hidden for decades. Most people would probably assent to the view that this widespread exposure of crimes which have for so long been hidden represents a significant social advance. But there is a real danger that this new departure of publicising the previously un publishable may induce an unspoken acceptance of rape and sexual crime as just another distasteful aspect of our society that we have to learn to live with. Rape is no longer a novelty, something of a front-page news value. There are the particularly notorious cases, of course, which are still singled out for such treatment, but from the situation of almost total secrecy and hypocrisy which existed when the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) first began its work almost 20 years ago the wheel has come full circle. And there is disquieting evidence that rape and sexual assaults by their very number and frequency are dulling the response of the public at large to a criminal act which strikes at the very roots of our society.||en|
|dc.description.sponsorship||Eastern Health Board (EHB)||en|
|dc.publisher||Rape Crisis Centre||en|
|dc.title||Healing the trauma of rape and sexual abuse.||en|