Except while it may feel good to excuse your response by dragging out the Karpman Triangle, it doesn’t fit here. It’s a nice theory in some situations, but it’s not the be-all and end-all of interpersonal conflict. And it’s mind-bogglingly inappropriate in a discussion of sexual assault. There is no “conflict triangle” that requires everyone to understand each other here. These are actual victims of physical crimes, sometimes violent crimes.
I never said the Karpman Triangle was the be all end all, nor did I apply it to the action of sexual assault. You need to report and prosecute a criminal. Full Stop. I specifically engaged the Karpman Triangle for the way the argument of what to do/can be done is playing out, not as a solution to a crime. Women are the victims, the author the rescuer, and men being placed in the role of persecutor. So let’s recap, in the discussion of what to do I believe the drama triangle useful, in the actual case of assault the only responcible thing to do is report it and prosecute it.