Thanks for your post, Allan. Sexual predators seem to have power at the core of their own issues. I am wondering what could be at the core of someone deriving pleasure from inflicting pain on family members.
I'm trying to figure it out because my family is currently dealing with these issues with my elderly father. He is 89 and not at all feeble. He has launched a nightmare against the family, including false police reports, death threats, and persuading someone to burst into my niece's home and assault family members.
As usual, I am the family manager and navigating the family through this mess. Insights from this site helps.
I have taken to the stand-up comedy stage to educate other male survivors and those who try to love them. I blog about my isolated religious upbringing where physical and sexual abuse were commonplace and I serve as a facilitator of a weekly support group for men who have suffered sexual assault.