It seems for the last few years you just can’t get away from the subject. It started with the revelations about Jimmy Saville and it hasn’t stopped since. Most of those who have been arrested I used to enjoy watching on TV when I was young. And like my own personal experience of childhood abuse, I still don’t understand why likeable grownups can do these things.
For me, I listen to the headline and then switch channels. I have no desire to know any details surrounding the abuse as it distresses me and I feel churned up and angry again. All these cases coming to light just shows how frequently abuse happens. This doesn’t make me feel any better or less isolated knowing that I’m not alone in my experience, I’m just upset and angry that others have gone through it too.