…going sexual abuse, it didn’t feel actively bad when it was happening. If anything, they felt good. They felt validated, they felt special, they felt important. They felt like *someone* — a real special magical someone — had seen how special they were as well. But, these good feelings aren’t feelings of sexual attraction; they’re feelings of societal validation.
…lowing herself to be coerced in a similar way. And obviously it’s not the same, I just mean to say, a lot of what I saw in this documentary reminded me of gendered relationships between men and women, which makes me think, a lot of what we think of as innate gender differences actually boils down to societal power differences.