Category Archives: DRAWING AWARENESS TO OTHER CAUSES

Bringing awareness to causes other than domestic violence and sexual abuse

SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE MILITARY-A FORMER VICTIM’S POINT OF VIEW

Ongoing sexual assault in the military of our United States? Who knew? How long has this been occurring, and what’s being done to stop it? Our nation has felt vulnerable and abused over the past weeks with the Boston Marathon bombing. Now we have breaking news that Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Krusinski, Chief of Sexual Assault…

Intimate Partner Violence: Straight or Gay – What is IPV?

DV poster with male face

What is IPV? What do those letters stand for? What does it mean? Are you wondering what it has to do with domestic violence? I.P.V. is the abbreviation for Intimate Partner Violence. The definition of IPV, or intimate partner violence, as shared by the CDC is this: Intimate partner violence—also called domestic violence, battering, or spouse…

ROBIN ROBERTS – Confronting Adversity

Always a "thumbs up" for this courageous broadcaster, and well on her way to being a survivor X2! Godspeed, Robin.

We all have to confront adversity at times during our lives. It’s inevitable. It’s a part of life. An important lesson is in knowing it is not so much the adversity we must go through as the manner in which we make it through to the other side. Robin Roberts seems to have had more than…

Others Control Us – How Do We Stop Them?

How Do People Control Us?

When others control us, it’s amazing the power one person can have over another. What do we do when we find ourselves in a position of being controlled by others? When others control us, they can exercise certain levels of power over another’s emotional well being. Others control us through money, verbal abuse, emotional abuse, intimidation…

CHILD MOLESTATION – A Little Girl Speaks (WARNING – Adult content)

Who could guess this baby would become a victim of child molestation?

What would child molestation look like through the eyes of the child being abused? This is NOT a fairy tale: Once upon a time there was an innocent little girl. She played with dolls, pretended to be a princess living in a castle, but her innocence was interrupted. So, here she shares her story of…

WE DON’T USE THE “N” WORD ANYMORE – DO WE?

Is it really complete?

The book and movie, “The Help,” broke many records for sales of copies, tickets and pay-per-view, so perhaps the time is excellent to look back on racism in America. It was the late 1950s. I only recall three terms used to describe “the darker race” in America: Negro, the coloreds and the “N” word. No…

ADULTERESS EXECUTED BY TALIBAN

Woman executed as an adulteress

Why would a woman be accused and convicted of the “crime” of being an adulteress? Well, an accused adulteress was recently executed, and the Taliban is being credited for carrying out her sentence of death. Recently, a news report of the Taliban being credited for the execution of an adulteress broke from Afghanistan. The story does…

Violence in America

Why? Why? Why?

Why is there so much violence in America these days? I get that question a lot now. Every time there is a murder/suicide relating to a domestic violence report, someone asks, “Why is there so much violence in America?” We had a local report recently share of a toddler being thrown into a pool by…

ELDER ABUSE

Elder Abuse - Domestic violence by family members?

Chicago has issued a proclamation declaring July as Elder Abuse Awareness Month. What IS elder abuse? June is acknowledged as National Elder Abuse Prevention Month. In his own proclamation making June 15 Florida’s Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Governor Rick Scott expressed his commitment to making life safer, healthier and just better overall for the elderly….

RAPE IN THE MILITARY

Defending our freedom, defenseless to rape?

In my capacity as an advocate for abuse awareness, over the past weeks I have received numerous reports regarding rape in the military. One report stated that more females in the military are being raped by male members than are being shot and killed by the enemy. That is an alarming statistic. We are also…