Standpoint theory is about not just social position, but intellectual realization. And for children who have experienced abuse, that experience would be internalized as “normal” at a very young age, making self realization difficult.
I’m thinking of Bill O’Reilly, who described textbook physical abuse and then denied that he had ever been abused. Given the subsequent allegations that he tried choking the mother of his child…we have to wonder about connections. Was he beaten? Or did he make that up? Did he assault his ex-wife? Did he remember assaulting her?