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Persistent Suffering:The Serious Consequences of Sexual Violence against Women and Girls, Their Search for Inner Healing.., 2021, Sigurdardottir et al

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Andy, Mar 7, 2021.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member (& Outreach when energy allows)

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    Full title: Persistent Suffering: The Serious Consequences of Sexual Violence against Women and Girls, Their Search for Inner Healing and the Significance of the #MeToo Movement

    This paper uses the method of theory synthesis, primarily from our own previous studies and psychoneuroimmunology research, with the aim of exploring and better understanding the consequences of sexual violence for women and their search for inner healing. The impact of the #MeToo movement is also examined. The main finding is that sexual violence causes persistent suffering for women and girls. In childhood and adolescence, the main consequences include a feeling of unbearable secrecy, threat and humiliation; disconnection of body and soul; great fear and constant insecurity; damaged self-image, self-accusation and guilt; experiencing being compelled to take full responsibility for the crime; as well as various physical and mental health problems, e.g., suicidal thoughts. In adulthood, the consequences are also multifaceted and varied, including vaginal problems, recurrent urinary tract infections, widespread and chronic pain, sleeping problems, chronic back problems, and fibromyalgia, eating disorders, social anxiety, severe depression, and chronic fatigue. In conclusion, sexual violence has these extremely negative and long-term consequences because of the interconnectedness of body, mind, and soul. The seriousness of the consequences makes a trauma-informed approach to services essential to support the healing and improved health and well-being of survivors.

    Open access, https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/4/1849/htm
     
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    OK then....
     
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    So if we cure the body the mind and soul will follow? Or is that not what they are proposing?

    *edit*: I don't mean to make light of something that can ultimately have devastating consequences for someone's whole wellbeing so my comment is in poor taste I guess. But the body-mind duality or now that the soul is actually incorporated is it triality only always seems to go one way where it comes to curing afflictions.
     
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    " Body keeps the score " stuff .
     
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    I'm curious - how is this diagnosed?

    Edit : I have no objection at all to anyone spending time investigating the long-term consequences of sexual violence - physical and mental. But why must it be turned into something mystical?
     
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    Faith?
     
  7. Invisible Woman

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    Marketing niche.

    The influence of established religions on communities and daily lives are probably weaker than ever so they've spotted a gap in the market.
     
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    In what way is that different from Scientology where symptoms of illness are caused by the ghosts of aliens past who died in a giant volcano and were sent to Earth to torment the bodies of human beings?

    (True story, by the way, this is what Scientology is for the most part). And I'm not asking rhetorically: how exactly is it different? Past emotions, past alien ghosts. Deus ex machina.
     
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    yes.
    in conclusion. sexual violence has these extremely negative and long term consequences because of the interconnectedness of mind ,body and soul.


    I'm a sexual abuse/violence survivor and that sentence is like :banghead:
     
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    Dissociation of mind from body: traumatic dissociation.

    My experience: physical feeling that my soul is leaving the body, post-rape.

    Yes, this isn't a science paper and there are some outre claims, but there is science behind the concept of damage, to be sure.
     
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    I am a bit speechless, though not about the truth that us spoken out in this sentence.

    What btw seems often to be overlooked are the possibilities of abuse
    • of boys (and even men)
    • by women (in the proper sense of course only in children), though more difficult to conduct (I guess)
    • of babies (genuinely probably only by women, I guess)
    All together, I daresay, this is a wide (and long) spread problem that indicates that our societies are not really worth to exist, in my opinion.

    This may be seen as confirmed by such loose abstracts like this one here. There is nothing new to a thinking soul, aside from nonsense - in the end, reading such nonsense may even help, who knows -
     

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