I will add to this that, from my experience, sufferers of abuse tend not be helped by folks who keep reinforcing ‘a culture of victimhood’. Recovery from abuse is a difficult process involving many complicated psychological strands. A common one is the task of recovering a sense of self-worth. Those who have suffered severe abuse can sometimes have their entire mental sense of oneself broken down after being dominated by another for a prolonged period of time. The effect can be to leave a person unsure of their very internal personality, which leads to an absence of self-confidence, self-belief, and self-identity. The task of regaining one’s self-worth requires acceptance of what happened, to understand it and, most importantly, to move beyond it and feel a transformation from that of ‘a victim’ to that of ‘taking control of one’s life back’. All too often well-meaning people are unaware of this journey, and their simplistic understanding and accompanying social stigma can make this escape from victimhood more difficult. It is difficult for me to describe what I mean with reference to a real-world example without doxing myself somewhat, but I will try to keep it general. I refer to a group of people, who have all collectively suffered at the hands of the same particular abuser, who came together to raise awareness of the issue. Their motivation was not to gain vengeance against the abuser, nor to be a group of ‘victims’. What they wanted, if not needed, was for their society to recognise that the abuse had happened. That closure, which they obtained after a corrosive campaign, was far more healing to them than all the platitudes and reinforced victimhood combined and societal well-wishing combined.