This conversation is not sad - it is tragic.I too find this conversation sad but more because the original post is to me so opaque.
The original post is not opaque to me, it is crystal clear and has been demonstrated through my lived experience. The fact that my lived experience is seen by some as not comporting with what they believe is beyond my control and does not change my experience.
The fact that I was ambushed for stating that the original post rings true to me, is tragic. I came here to bear witness to the fact that a little boy was raped, molested and otherwise used for the sexual gratification of the perpetrators and to also testify as to how having lived through this and how gaining conscious recall of these events impacted my sexuality. For any other person to discount my experience is wrong - but to be ambushed for stating my experience and to be beaten up and to be left crippled and bloodied by the roadside by an "expert" who uses "science" and intellect to support his attack - is _____________ You fill in the blank. I was raped as a child. It impacted me. No one has the right to tell me that it did not - at least not in the way I think - because my experience (they think) contradicts their understanding or their experience or God knows what.
I am not here to perpetuate this tragic set of circumstances - that darkness does not comprehend the light - I am here to state my experience. That is what I did, and I was attacked. So you can leave because it makes you uncomfortable and I might leave because I came here seeking a place where I can be honest with myself and the world and to, hopefully, recieve support - and I have - but I did not come here to be attacked for NO REASON other than reasons in the attacker's mind which were, perhaps, borne out of his own woundedness - but that does not grant a license to wound me anymore than the perpetrators own woundedness excused their rape of a 5 year old.
And The Light is shining in the darkness, and the darkness did not overtake it. The light shines in the dark, and the dark has never extinguished it. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness apprehended it not.