90 percent of the 25-to-33 percent of adults sexually abused during childhood know their perpetrators. They aren’t random criminals, but teachers and relatives, ministers and coaches—people we knew by name and were sometimes our caretakers.
“The big question is, ‘Why didn’t they leave earlier?’” I heard Elizabeth Vargas ask on the morning news last week, not even 24 hours after the country learned that three women were free after a decade of captivity. I could feel the heat under my skin making my neck red and my face blotchy. “So many […]