Stage your own rape! A writer, Mac McClelland, a civil rights reporter, believed that was the solution for her.
Via ABC News: Mac has seen the impact of sexual violence around the globe, and couldn’t shake the image of Sybille, a woman who said she had been raped at gunpoint and mutilated in the aftermath of Haiti’s 2010 earthquake. While on assignment for Mother Jones last September, McClelland said she accompanied Sybille to the hospital when the woman saw her attackers and went into “a full paroxysm — wailing, flailing” in terror.
Something snapped in McClelland, too. She became progressively enveloped in the classic symptoms of post-traumatic stress — avoidance of feelings, flashbacks and recurrent thoughts that triggered crying spells. There were smells that made her gag.
McClelland, 31, sought professional help but said she ultimately cured herself by staging her own rape, which she writes about in a haunting piece for the online magazine Good. The title: “How Violent Sex Helped Ease My PTSD.” (graphic language)
Her sexual partner mercilessly pinned her, beat her about the head and brutally violated McClelland — at her request. “I was not crazy,” she told ABCNews.com. “It was a way for me to deal in sort of a simulated, but controlled situation. I could say ‘stop’ at any time. But it was still awful, and the body doesn’t understand when it’s in a fight.”
McClelland writes, “It was easier to picture violence I controlled than the abominable nonconsensual things that had happened to Sybille.”
A “civil rights” reporter stages her own rape? How disgusting and insulting to the true victims of rape. I may not be a mental health professional but I’ll go on record and say that this woman is going to have mental issues for a long time.