Warning - gets kind of personal, maybe not a fun read. I'd have emailed it directly to any of the show's writers if I could have found the contact info.
I watch the show, not on a regular basis, but when I do with a religious intensity. It's a kind of catharsis for me, as an in-the-closet survivor, to see people surviving, being honored, being supported and the detectives fighting for them. So it's a very personal experience, almost a therapy, and even though I know it's just a TV show I take it very personally.
One thing about it bothers me - the fact that there are no survivors on the team. Olivia was assaulted several times, but makes it a point of pride to say she was never actually raped. In the last episode I watched on Hulu, detective Benson was awarded custody of a baby boy who was rescued from a kiddy porn operation. There were older children in the ring as well, but Olivia's charge happens to be the one who was too young to have been raped. Well, as a survivor of foster care, I really wish Olivia would adopt a young child who was raped. I really wish they'd show that on this show - all the drama, the pain, and the resiliency of a...