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.
If you find yourself locked into a lust ridden on-again-off-again affair and riding the emotional roller coaster - get clear about what the problems a...
I played the game of silence because I believed sharing my pain was selfish. I also believed that others would share my view that I was at fault. I thought the fact that he stopped when I physically pushed him off of me was proof that it wasn't assault, just a misunderstanding. I told myself I was lucky because other women have experienced so much worse.
The phrase 'sexual violence' has high currency now and, tragically, it's use appears to be on the increase. It is a situation that achieves one distin...
[An exhibition about child prostitution is being held in Tokyo on August 11-21./ Source: Colabo] By Um Soo-ah, Tokyo correspondent, AsiaToday - W...
Why is it that in the darkest of times, we look for the brightest of things? I'm asking because I'm not sure myself--yet that is exactly what I did on the beach, alone with my mother in the April of my senior year of high school.
Having worked with trauma survivors--including victims of rape, domestic assault, human trafficking, and chronic childhood sexual abuse for over 25 years--I believe the reasons most victims of sexual harassment often remain silent, or come forward belatedly, are the same reasons most victims of sexual abuse rarely tell.
Organizations that serve children have a special obligation to promote safety. In ignoring information about predator coaches, USA Gymnastics became a friend of perpetrators and put children in danger.
The minister I chose had me sit on a small, hard wooden chair set a good distance from his large wooden desk. He ignored me completely while I fidgeted and cried. I was terrified of him, of God, of the church itself. Of my blood running in the streets when an avenging Jesus came back to slaughter unbelievers.
With Erik Axl Sund's perverse murder saga, The Crow Girl, the pseudonymous authors (a handsome pair of black-clad men resembling Scandinavian metal superstars on the back flap), have created a difficult, twisted, irony-free novel with a wildly unreliable narrator.
Originally published on Unwritten by Missy Amato. I never had any problem with talking about what had happened to me. However it soon became the only...
Today, inspired by all those confessions I scrolled through in the recent days, I would like to share my own story, and maybe to inspire others to speak up. I'm doing this under hashtag #IamNotAfraidToTell, although I am honestly terrified of opening up to so many people, because it took me six years to come to terms with myself and my past.
The judge addresses us. He reiterates the responsibilities and informs us that this is a criminal trial and will probably run two weeks and everyone must be able to commit to that time. And then he drops this bomb: This is a case of accused sexual assault.
Prostitution, one of the most brutal forms of male-perpetrated sexual abuse, is illegal in South Africa. While corrupt police are known to arrest and brutalize the women for loitering, buyers of sexual acts are rarely arrested.