“Do you think that sexual abuse couldn’t possibly happen in your family? Do you think that only the children of neglectful parents are abused? Do you think your children are too sensible to place themselves in a position where they could be abused?
If so, I have an uncomfortable truth for you: 20 per cent of girls and 8 per cent of boys under 18 experience some form of sexual abuse – and one of the reasons why sexual abuse is able to be so prevalent is because of those kinds of assumptions. “
Lots more where this starts off, but really, if you truly think that abuse can’t happen in your family or community, please go read the rest of the article, and stop living in the past, where we told ourselves it was only weird strangers we had to worry about.