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Rape Trauma Syndrome and Its Effects

Summary: Details the trauma and aftermath a rape victim faces. Describes the recovery process rape victims must endure. References the Alice Sebold's novel, Lucky.

"I reached my hand up to touch the marks and cuts. That was me. It was also an undeniable truth: No shower would wipe the traces of the rape away" (Sebold 21). Taken from a victim's recollection of her traumatic rape the summer of her freshman year in college, these words best describe her feelings during the ordeal. According to recent case studies, this sense of remorse and shame is a feeling that a majority of rape victims sense after the incident. Rape and sexual assault, for many years, was a subject that women were told never to speak of. It would occur everywhere; in homes, at offices, at schools. However society made the issue unacceptable to even discuss.

Even though society has come a long way since then, many victims still do not know how to deal with the emotional and physical trauma they face after an attack...

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