the tao of jaklumen

the path of the sage must become the path of the hero

The Silence is Deafening

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I’m still struggling to articulate my experience as well as Rachel (Calamity Rae) has so far, but this really is the issue that started me blogging 10 years ago… the many years of crushing abuse. I was just beginning to understand my “Good Boy” image, why I would feel a swell of smoldering rage rise up within me from the depths when women complained about men in general, or told men-bashing jokes. It was the beginning of realizing that what my mother and grandmother did was not normal, right, or fair. My story is different, but, so, so, very much that I can relate to here. Also, some clarity. Complex PTSD. I’d never heard of that before. But it fits.

Author: jaklumen

Wherever you see "jaklumen", that's me. The username is still unique as of 2016, so it's just me, and only me. It's the real me, because I'm bad at faking otherwise.

4 thoughts on “The Silence is Deafening

  1. I’m sorry to say that the club to which you belong is neither pleasant nor exclusive. However, we’re strong, and we’re survivors. Our experiences have made stronger, better people of us. In short, no matter what happened in your past, in your present, you are loved.

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  2. I hadn’t seen this post in my reader, thanks for reblogging, I am off to read now…

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