Jeg kom over et innlegg om forskning på voldtektsmyter i den gamle bloggen til Hege Tunstad, hvor hun viser til en artikkel som heter Stop Blaming the Victim: A Meta-Analysis on Rape Myths (og som jeg fant i fulltekst). Det gjør vondt å lese dette om dem som har som en oppgave å hjelpe ofre som får det vanskelig etter overgrep:
Therapists' length of experience working with rape victims was found to be positively associated with RMA [rape-myths acceptance]. One possible explanation for this finding is that the therapists may become desensitized to the suffering of rape because of repetitive exposure or as a consequence of compassion fatigue, and this may lead to an increased acceptance of rape myths. Other possible explanations include Fox and Carey’s (1999) collusive resistance concept. This concept describes the process by which therapists join rape survivors to avoid confronting painful issues, thus, failing the therapeutic responsiveness. Using the same rationale, attempts to avoid painful issues related to the assault may also lead to justify the rape in certain extent. The implications of these findings are important. It seems that it is necessary to not only promote awareness of the ways in which RMA may be impacting the survival of rape victims (Moor, 2007) but also to examine how RMA may be affecting the therapists’ perception of the victims.