I believe Dylan Farrow not only because I find her testimony to be credible on its face, but because chances are, Dylan Farrow isn’t lying.
— Andrea Grimes, “What Would Make You Believe A Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse?” (via rhrealitycheck)
As soon as children make allegations, they’re forced to take a crash course on a very daunting topic. This puts them at a huge disadvantage—and their attackers count on it. This article from The Atlantic is absolutely superb.
How many 14-year-old kids do you know who would be able to not only recognize abuse that has been packaged as love, but be ready for the fallout?
Getting to that point is a psychologically and emotionally difficult process that often takes years—decades, even. A 7-year-old, as Farrow was, had until age 14 to pursue a court case.