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Many survivors are unwilling to report their sexual assault because they are embarrassed, or they feel others might think it wasn't that big of a deal. Fear of invalidation. Fear of blame. Fear of judgment. Fear of playing a role. These are all emotions associated with the shame experienced after sexual trauma.
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Life After Sexual Assault
Many survivors are unwilling to report their sexual assault because they are embarrassed, or they feel others might think it wasn't that big of a deal.  Fear of invalidation. Fear of blame. Fear of judgment. Fear of playing a role. These are all emotions associated with the shame experienced after sexual trauma.