Again and again, there are news reports on TV that talk about raids against perpetrators and the closure or blocking of websites that show sexual abuse. However, the internet seems to be like an endless market for perpetrators. They remain invisible, and so do the victims. Only when sites are shut down it’s reported in the news, otherwise the issue is hidden. Whether victims survive and are rescued does not seem to be of interest.
For survivors, the news is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it’s good to know that something is being done. On the other hand, they keep getting triggered. But they have survived.
2023, Oil on Canvas, 50×70 cm