when victims become perpetrators

TESTIMONIAL – The associations are calling for “a government policy of prevention”.

Isabelle Aubry, president of the association Facing incest: “We know that the first risk factor is when a parent has himself been abused”.
Isabelle Aubry, president of the association Facing incest: “We know that the first risk factor is when a parent has himself been abused”. 331123176 / Tinnakorn – stock.adobe.com

“If at least my testimony could help people who have been raped not to commit the irreparable thing on their children …” If Marc * wanted to confide, it’s “for (his)– even and for society ” : to tell about his journey from a raped child who became an author, his shattered family and his slow process of reconstruction, it is to warn about a plague which would affect one in ten French people **. «Break this incest taboo is a healthy business, agrees Isabelle Aubry, president of the association Face à inceste. We know that the first risk factor is when a parent has been abused himself. For so many years we have been calling for a government policy of prevention for victims of sexual violence! ”

Marc has always been a shy child, in the shadow of an elder considered more brilliant. So, he says, when at the age of 15, the latter imposed sexual acts on him, arguing that “All the big brothers do that”, the preteen he was – 12 years old – let it go. Burying

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