Sexual abuse is a betrayal of a relationship that was once trustworthy. And real healing can only take place in the context of a relationship that is again safe, understanding, and trustworthy.
Covering up sexual abuse is antithetical to Jewish law. The more ultra pious and Jewishly observant you are the less likely you should be to engage in sexual abuse coverups.
In the time it takes to write a tweet, you can bring peace and hope to a sexual abuse victim behind bars.
She did not feel she should hate the Druze for their tradition or put them in "The Other Box." She just wanted to understand better where and why the tradition existed -- and how it might be put to an end. Her pull to the topic was undeniably related to her own life experience.
The fact that we see the sinfulness of others ought to remind us again of our own sinful nature, our own potential for such actions and evoke from us a little humility and compassion for all.
We spoke with the police chief from the area where the assault took place. Since the medical report made no mention of the violent nature of the assault, and despite the fact that police had seen Wendy's bruises and cuts, the officer following her file said that there was nothing he could do.
Had I seen my own friends and family hosting Outspoken campaigns years ago, I would have been so much more likely to have spoken up about my own experience and worked through it sooner.
During the past few years we have finally been hearing more about an epidemic of sexual abuse of children , and thankfully, a few prosecutions. The pe...
Based on my main inputs of TV and movies, it was pretty clear what guys were supposed to want. But what were girls and women supposed to want? What were we allowed to want? And separate from all that, what did we want?
Guilt is external; you can fix it. To have shame is to think, "I am damaged."
We cannot count on an athlete being able to confront this powerful person or to even speak to his or her parents about a coach's behavior when they are fearful of the parent not believing them or the coach withdrawing playing time, affection or instruction.
It is so hard to believe that people are still trying to use the purported link between pedophilia and homosexuality. The old, tired argument that pedophilia is linked with homosexuality is wrong on many levels.
It's often difficult to comprehend the enormous hurdles facing sexual assault victims on their road to reporting. But it's even harder to understand why universities like Duke would be in the business of creating another obstacle.
Your mind races back 22 years. You remember the first time you saw him, in the locked psych ward. She is there because you discovered her in bed at 5:40 p.m. She was supposed to pick you up after junior varsity basketball practice. There are two empty Advil bottles by her bed.
Jerry Sandusky. "Legitimate" rape. Daniel Tosh. The women's health care debate. If there were ever an era in which sexual violence was inextricably linked to many of the most talked-about headlines, this would be it.
Until we stand up and start putting these criminals away for good, it's never going to stop. Until that happens, the message being sent is literally condoning this kind of behavior.