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Much as I like Rosemary s Baby and I can sympathize with Roman Polanski over the heinous murder of his wife Sharon Tate , as a person he s just another one of those degenerates who can only get away with what he s done because he s famous You can bet your life that your average Joe who did this to a minor wouldn t draw up such polarizing controversy In all fairness to Polanski, we don t know the full story However, child abuse and sexual abuse are crimes, plain and simple It doesn t matter Much as I like Rosemary s Baby and I can sympathize with Roman Polanski over the heinous murder of his wife Sharon Tate , as a person he s just another one of those degenerates who can only get away with what he s done because he s famous You can bet your life that your average Joe who did this to a minor wouldn t draw up such polarizing controversy In all fairness to Polanski, we don t know the full story However, child abuse and sexual abuse are crimes, plain and simple It doesn t matter if you live among the classy bohemian socialites or not Samantha Geimer takes a bold step forward as the girl who has both inspired and angered people for years As a child she was taken advantage of by Polanski Some of her writing is brutally disturbing and stuff nobody should ever have to endure It was sad to find though that she seems to partially believe it was her fault, and that she still holds Polanski in high regard However, to the reviewers judging her for this, it s not uncommon for victims of sexual abuse to be torn between hating and loving their abuser The Girl also has some very unsettling and poignant things to say about our culture and legal system If I had to choose between reliving the rape or the grand jury testimony, I would choose the rape I think it s also about time we as a society stop letting these people get away with crime simply because they re celebrities The way we romanticize celebrity affairs as somehow enigmatic and strangely beautiful is something that people like Samantha Geimer definitely don t benefit from No, it was not forbidden love No, it was not just the free love era No, even if you enjoy his films it s still no reason to defend his actions The Girl shares a maddening mentality of somebody psychologically damaged not just by the rape itself, but by their own internalized attitude of I deserved it I d actually sort of be interested to read what Polanski s view on this relationship is I don t think this kind of thing occurs in a bubble and it would be intriguing to understand why he did this and if he even had any regard for the impact it would have on Samantha s life With the recent Bill Cosby scandal it seems that these incidents bring up manyquestions than answers Find all of my reviews at 1977 people have speculated about what really happened to The Girl Roman Polanski took to Jack Nicholson s house Was she a willing participant Did her mother hand to over in order to advance her own her husband s her daughter s career Was Polanski a predator who focused on young girls Thirty five years after that fateful trip up Mulholland Drive, Samantha Geimer The Girl finally tells the story in her own words.That voy Find all of my reviews at 1977 people have speculated about what really happened to The Girl Roman Polanski took to Jack Nicholson s house Was she a willing participant Did her mother hand to over in order to advance her own her husband s her daughter s career Was Polanski a predator who focused on young girls Thirty five years after that fateful trip up Mulholland Drive, Samantha Geimer The Girl finally tells the story in her own words.That voyeuristic part that resides inside me has always been fascinated by this story I mean, a man who has spent my entire life in exile has to be guilty, right On the other hand, a girl who has never spoken out about her experience might have been a pawn in the situation and set up to be Polanski s Lolita Geimer does an excellent job breaking her silence In her own words We ve all done something in our lives we regret, something that is stupid or something awful and stupid is done to us For 90 percent of these situations, there comes a time when you need to let it go unless you don t want to And then, in a sense, it s your problem With the years so far removed, the happiness she has found in her adult life and the punishment Polanski has endured from the court of public opinion, Geimer has been left with the ability to tell her story in a very matter of fact way And what a story it is still completely horrifying fascinating I couldn t put it down And what a remarkable woman Geimer has become Although very much an innocent party to this entire ordeal say what you want about the mother others involved, at 13 Geimer was a CHILD and Polanski a 43 year old man who should have known better , she never plays a woe is me card in this novel She sticks to the facts, maintaining her belief that Polanski s punishment at the time of the rape was sufficient, is candid about the rough road she took through her remaining childhood, and finally tells of how she was able to heal and move on As she says The word victim comes from the Latin word meaning the person or animal sacrificed for some religious purpose Over time it s developed to mean a person who suffers from an accident or incident that leaves them injured and compromised in some way I imagine it must be terrible to be a victim Samantha Geimer is incredibly brave, and I admire her so much for telling her story and reclaiming her voice after having it so repeatedly taken from her over the years.However, I was disturbed to read the moments in which she slips into victim blaming, judging the veracity of other survivors and employing some of the same arguments it was a different,lenient time sometimes things are just misunderstandings maybe they re coming forward for the publicity, etc that were used against her Samantha Geimer is incredibly brave, and I admire her so much for telling her story and reclaiming her voice after having it so repeatedly taken from her over the years.However, I was disturbed to read the moments in which she slips into victim blaming, judging the veracity of other survivors and employing some of the same arguments it was a different,lenient time sometimes things are just misunderstandings maybe they re coming forward for the publicity, etc that were used against her Internalized victim blaming is a very real thing, and I have so much sympathy for that, but I cannot accept her judgments on other survivors.She also becomes very prescriptive towards the end I would never, ever judge the way she chooses to think about or cope with her own situation, and if has forgiven her perpetrator or let the experiences go whatever that means to her there are a lot of different things that could mean then there is nothing at all wrong with that and I am glad that those are meaningful choices which allow her to feel at peace with what happened But she doesn t get to say that this is what everyone should do, that people who are still angry at their assaulters or feel that their trauma has fundamentally altered their perception of their selves and their lives are somehow behaving wrongly No one, not even a fellow survivor, can decide what healing means