The following content may contain spoilers about the content of the movie "Silent", please read as appropriate.) The movie "Silent" was adapted from a shocking incident of collective sexual assault and bullying in a hearing-impaired school in Taiwan. In this collective sexual assault incident, not only the incident of student-to-student, but also of teacher-to-student sex. The incident of bullying, which took place for a long time and involved a wide range of people, is really unacceptable.
The male leader of the bullying group in photo background removing the film is himself a victim of being sexually abused by a male teacher for a long time since childhood. After the teacher leaves the school, he will not be able to untangle the knot in his heart to contact the gang to sexually abuse and bully others in the same way ( heroine) as a catharsis and rationalize the event for a "fun game". What impresses me even more is that in the final scene of the film, a male student who is being sexually bullied attempts to rape a sleeping male classmate on the school bus in the same way. The bullied person grows into the abuser.
E784A1E881B2_E58A87E785A728229_160212197 Image source: Stills from the movie "Silent" Child sexual assault is a common crime around the world. According to a meta-analysis of data across 22 countries, 19.7% of women and 7.9% of men have been sexually assaulted under the age of 18, and the perpetrators are overwhelmingly Some are male. Most of these male perpetrators know the victim. They may be relatives of the victim, friends of parents, or authoritative roles such as teachers. In the psychological research literature, people who were sexually assaulted during childhood are likely to become attackers as adults, and this happens mostly in boys. In other words, compared with girls, if boys are sexually abused as children, they will be more likely to become sexual abusers when they grow up. In a 45-year follow-up study published in 2012, 5 percent of male victims of 2,759 child sexual assaults grew up to become abusers, and none of them were sexually assaulted as children.