Erickson saw a therapist throughout college, while her cycling career was beginning. The abuse affected her college years in several ways. Through all of this, riding her bike kept her sane.
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We are your mothers, we are your sisters, we are your daughters. We have loved you. We have cared for you. We have worked with you and for you. Please tell us that you respect us enough to keep us safe.
We cannot undo what has been done to us and to one in three women in this country, but we can change it for future generations.
The opportunity to examine underlying causes for behaviors and choices offers perspective and direction to the observer as well as the one observed. Perhaps the tragic circumstances of Karla Faye Tucker's life, which drove her to murder, and her death, when she had so much to offer others who made horrific choices, can propel us toward compassion and mercy.
What opportunity does Mr. Trump provide parents of teens with? Several. He provides us mostly with the opportunity to point out behavior that is unacceptable.
We have all seen the recent headlines about mistreatment of women. Many readers are probably shocked, but for women who have gone through it, this is business as usual. As a retired lawyer who lived through physical and verbal domestic violence, I am appalled by the way the system treats women who are abused.
Encouragingly, we have most Americans and members of the media responding with justified horror to Trump's comments. But Donald Trump's misogyny didn't just crawl out from under a rock on its own.
Trump brushes off his 2005 comments about grabbing a woman's genitals without her consent by saying they are a distraction from important issues facing the country. It is not just a "distraction" when a woman (or man) experiences a sexual assault.
We were kissing in an Italian art museum. The Galleria Borghese, the sculpture room. He had one hand entwined in mine, the other around my neck. Other tourists were staring, but we were in Rome, and when in Rome, one kissed when one was in love.
We Americans must collectively look at what has happened with Donald Trump and see the violence that we have tolerated for so long has now truly come to be manifested in a presidential candidate.
In that sense Trump is right. He can do whatever he wants because as victims we have witnessed and seen what happens if you stand up and speak out.
New York's top bishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan announced the formation of IRCP, the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program, which would offer survivors/victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic archdiocesan clergy a path to obtaining damages n the Archdiocese of New York, which he heads.
Our unhappiness with national politics should not cause us to give up hope. These days, most positive political activity is close to home, where communities actually improve when clergy, congregation members, and elected officials work together for the common good.