I agree with what you're saying, and it's something I've been thinking about a lot. I'm pretty sure I'll go public when I've worked thru my survival issues and my physical problems a bit more.
I'm not sure when that will be, but I don't think it's a cop-out. After all, I've only begun to connect with and deal with my abuse memories in the last year or so. And I've still got a lot to learn; but of course I always will, and don't we all?
One thing I'm working toward are some articles and maybe a book; publishing time might be coming out time. But I've got a ways to go.
There may be some reasons why some of us will never be able to go public, and maybe shouldn't.
Nevertheless, I think there are ways we could speak out more, such as anonymous books, articles, studies, polls, etc, with a lot of effort & publicity behind them.
Of course many of you probably have more experience with this than I. Anyone have any thots about this?
"I can't stand pain. It hurts me."