Thank you for sharing your story Dennett. I’m sorry you have had to live with trauma of an assault attempt by an old perv. I can’t tell you how many stories I have heard like yours. It’s amazing how many people harboring such secrets all their lives, and it’s astonishing to see how many people don’t believe victims regardless of age or gender. You are right, society rewards barbarianism and inhumane treatment by men. It’s a rite of passage for them. I suspect this behavior will never change as long as men remain in power globally, especially where laws are concerned.
There will always be victims like us, silenced by society, as long as there are men like those in power around the world who have the ability to ensure exert their power and privilege in order to incite fear in us.