“Nothing could have prepared me for their version of events being presented in such a way, attacking me, blaming me, making me doubt myself, making me physically quake at the knees. Nothing could have prepared me for that last little bit of myself that I had managed to hold on to through all of this, that bit that knew why I was fighting, that bit that believed in myself, being broken into such tiny pieces I’m still not sure it will, if it can, ever be repaired”
These are the words of Annie Moran. Annie was raped and has now written up her account of the court case. It is a powerful and moving account that shows the challenges that she, and thousands of other women go through.
I strongly urge you to read her powerful, moving and tragically brave account.
I urge you to read it though bearing in mind that 85,000 women are raped every year in the UK. Read it bearing in mind that 400,000 women are sexually assaulted every year in the UK. Read it acknowledging her unique experience but without losing sight of depressing normality of her experience.