On Irish Central bloggers have responded to the Amnesty International claim with denial and outrage. But they aren’t, weren’t victims. Here is the response of a victim:
A priest gave me my first orgasm before I was old enough to know my body
A priest tore my vagina with his fingers preparing me for planned penetration
A priest gave me fifty years of recurrent nightmares
A priest ripped my faith from my heart and peace from my mind
This behavior was criminal – physically and spiritually
And I am still treated for Post Traumatic Stress disorder, like a victim of war
My mind is still tortured; my faith is in shreds; my hope has been stolen.
Don’t tell me this wasn’t like torture; isn’t torture.