Sometimes, rape takes place within a family.
In ancient times,
sexual activity and even marriage
within families was common.
But these relationships can be dangerous
for the children they produce,
and anyone who rapes a family member
[or anyone for that matter] is sick and twisted.
It is NOT okay!
Family members are often trusted and loved,
and the victim may feel a need
to please and/or protect the rapist.
But rape within the family [or in any case]
needs to be reported.
In most cases of incest, the victim is a child,
and the rapist is the father, or an uncle
or older brother.
In this case, the child victim feels
and afraid of getting into trouble with her/his
if the rape is reported.
The victim may also think, in naivety,
that what is happening is normal.
It is NOT.