Are you one of the rare human beings who love speaking in public? Do you find it easy to ask for help? Are you also comfortable with authority and do you feel secure speaking about your vulnerabilities publicly and to strangers?
Our criminal justice system asks victims of crimes of sexual and physical assault to present their experience in front of judge and jury, lawyers and news reporters, onlookers and, oh yes, the very person who perpetrated the crime against them. Who among us would sign up for that?