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01.13.13 9:45 AM ET

Daily Beast Readers Share More Stories of Rape and Sexual Assault

“Know that you will never forget, but eventually, living the rest of your life will take over. Know that you are a survivor.” Readers tell their own stories.

With protests over inadequate responses to sexual abuse erupting across the world, from India to Ohio, we asked Daily Beast readers to share their personal tales of sexual assault and rape. After publishing those wrenching accounts of women’s experiences last Sunday, we received numerous additional submissions—this time from both women and men, who account for an estimated 10 percent of American sexual-assault victims, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.

While many victims say they’ve managed to come to terms with their experience, others say they’ve yet to reconcile themselves or entirely recover. Here are our readers’ stories, as submitted: