Triggering Trauma All Over Again
I see these #metoo posts. As a victim of domestic violence that also included sexual abuse, I am mad and frustrated, that people are posting this without any concern for what it can do besides raise awareness.
For me, and others, it can be a trigger. Sending us back to something we don’t want to think about. As a friend of mine said, "this is putting public pressure on people to disclose their trauma".
When I chose to disclose mine in a post on shehasdrive I was in control. Deciding what I said, sharing the story, background, and sharing only what I was comfortable with. I see all these #MeToo’s, and I notice a trend.
Not a single one in my newsfeed comes from the few people I know that have suffered serious trauma. I saw one friend question this and share that yes, she had been harassed, she has never been assaulted or something more serious. The comments on her post pressured her to share more.
Imagine if that happened to someone with severe PTSD.
As it is, I scroll right past all these posts and think those posting do so without considering what they are really saying.