I did read your article, and with respect, there are some sixty million survivors of childhood sexual assault in the USA, probably far more, and most of them from family members or close family friends. I’m one of them. The damage done is beyond comprehension. While I can understand your point and where you took the piece, I might point out that holidays are monumentally awful for those forced to sit with, talk to and even fucking HUG or act like we like or respect our violators. I would caution you to be much more mindful of what you write and how you write it, given the nature of the long term and deep damage such abuses cause us as individuals and as a society. There is nothing right about incest, period. Nothing normal about it any time it is perpetrated on those who thought they could trust that family member. Once broken, we are forever trying to sew ourselves back together. Again, Liam, I got your point. I would suggest, however, consider the potential impact. The last thing some folks need is to be inspired to do it. We’ve got enough of an issue already.

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