Random Pondering about sexual violence on Days.
I've been looking at different YouTube collections of stories from the 80's and 90's.
As I would look at the different collection I started to realize how many females had sexually abused or raped on that show.
There was Marlena who was raped by Kallem and it looked like Don her estranged husband pushed himself on her as well according to one clip.
Then there is Marlena's daughter Sami who was raped by Alan her date and then there's the whole EJ Dimera fiasco and the whole consent question with Fake Rafe.
Billie Reed was sexually abused by her father Curtis Reed.
Adrienne Johnson was raped by her father Duke Johnson
Kimberly Brady was molested by her Uncle Eric
Kayla Brady was raped by her husband Jack Deveraux
Kayla's daughter Stephanie was drugged and raped by a random college acquaintance Ford Decker
Jennifer Horton was raped by Lawrence Alamain
So there are at least 8 characters on that show that were raped or sexually abused. I don't know how this compares to other shows but there seemed to be a lot of story lines involving rape / sexual abuse and the effects seem to go away fairly quickly. I know it's a TV show but I think about One Life to Live and Marty Saybrooke and the rape was a part of her forever, it wasn't just a plot point. I know people can heal but from trauma but there are typically lasting effects and it seems a Days does disservice to sexual violence survivors to minimize the long term impact.