Kate Brayden examines the painful weight of sex crimes in Ireland. From the experiences of victim support services and solicitors, to anonymous survivors and an Garda Síochana...
“Who can I tell?”
“Will they believe me?”
“Was this my fault?”
Of all the questions that roam around in the mind of someone who has just experienced sexual assault, rape or abuse, it’s understandable that they often don’t relate to criminal law, Garda stations or treatment units. The nature of gaslighting can mean that a victim, if they recognise themselves as having this label, focuses . . .