Stoic advice: How does one cope with sexual assault?

[image by Inzmam Khan from Pexels; this is essay #306 in the “Philosophy as a Way of Life” series]

A. Writes: A friend of mine has been sexually assaulted and battered quite severely. Whilst he reported it to the authorities, and is seeking therapy, he is in shock over the fact that it was done by women, and although they were arrested, he was briefly in deep fear that he would not be taken seriously by the authorities because the women threatened to blame him. Thankfully, it didn’t turn out that