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discussed within the Afghanastani Culture. Understandably this would be a rather difficult and uneasy topic to discuss as sexual abuse of a male child would be seen as a sign of being impure within the Muslim Culture. But the male victim who is a child is traumatised even more via this act of child abuse because it occurs in a culture where incest and rape allegedly do not happen and therefore any counselling cannot be offered for an abuse that allegedly does not occur. Crossley states that narrative trauma has a purpose:

The activities of telling, writing and reading such accounts were linked to the important task of countering representation that made women and children silent, invisible, deviant, perverse and marginal. (Crossley, 2000, p114).

Crossley quite succinctly