Writer Stages Her Own Rape to Cure PTSD

Mac McClelland said she staged her own rape to get rid of post-traumatic stress. (Photo courtesy Mac McClelland)

July 5, 2011 5:53:50 AM PDT
Mac McClelland, a civil rights reporter who has seen the impact of sexual violence around the globe, couldn't shake the image of Sybille, a woman who said she had been raped at gunpoint and mutilated in the aftermath of Haiti's catastrophic 2010 earthquake.

While on assignment for Mother Jones last September, McClelland said she accompanied Sybille to the hospital when the woman saw her attackers and went into "a full paroxysm -- wailing, flailing" in terror.

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