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Sexual Violence and Mental Health:Confronting the Paradox of the “Guilty Victim”

A central paradox that characterizes a woman subject to sexual violence in many cultures, including India, is that of the “guilty victim”, both with society declaring her guilty of a moral flaw, and with the woman herself feeling guilty of complicity or even provocation. The mechanisms of both, this external imposition of guilt, and the… View Article