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The Guardian | Writing A Love Letter Instead Of A Police Report: Why Victims Contact Sex Attackers

(02/13/2016) Often that instinct to appease others results in self-blame and self-hate. Did I deserve the abuse? Did I lead him on? Am I overreacting? “It takes women a long time to get to anger,” says Jennifer Long, who trains prosecutors how to better handle sex assault cases. “Anger is a self-protective emotion that tells us we’re being violated. If that’s disconnected, you don’t feel the need to be outraged.”

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