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review The Girl A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski 103 ↠ In this searing and surprising memoir Samantha Geimer the girl at the center of the infamous Roman Polanski sexual assault case breaks a virtual thirty five year silence to tell her story and reflect on the events of that day and their lifelong repercussionsTell her story and reflect on the events of that day and their lifelong repercussions. If you wonder why we need MeToo and the ability of victims to be allowed to tell their stories without being shouted down just look at how Geimer a child was treated in court during the hearing of the Polanski rape case

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In this searing and surprising memoir Samantha Geimer the girl at the center of the in. Samantha Geimer is incredibly brave and I admire her so much for telling her story and reclaiming her voice after having it so repeatedly taken from her over the yearsHowever I was disturbed to read the moments in which she slips into victim blaming judging the veracity of other survivors and employing some of the same arguments it was a different lenient time; sometimes things are just misunderstandings; maybe they're coming forward for the publicity etc that were used against her Internalized victim blaming is a very real thing and I have so much sympathy for that but I cannot accept her judgments on other survivorsShe also becomes very prescriptive towards the end I would never ever judge the way she chooses to think about or cope with her own situation and if has forgiven her perpetrator or let the experiences go whatever that means to her; there are a lot of different things that could mean then there is nothing at all wrong with that and I am glad that those are meaningful choices which allow her to feel at peace with what happened But she doesn't get to say that this is what everyone should do that people who are still angry at their assaulters or feel that their trauma has fundamentally altered their perception of their selves and their lives are somehow behaving wrongly No one not even a fellow survivor can decide what healing means

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The Girl A Life in the Shadow of Roman PolanskiFamous Roman Polanski sexual assault case breaks a virtual thirty five year silence to. Wow just wow What did I just read Several hundred pages in which the author blames everyone but her rapist for the messy stuff that happens as a result of her rape Why is she so uick to forgive Polanski but holds grudges against the media and the justice system I understand her desire to put it all past her and live a normal life but it was Polanski who robbed her of her normalcy and it is Polanski who still evades justice Infuriating Heartbreaking And fascinating I'm glad I read it but boy did it hit a nerve