Tag Archive: Rape Abuse & Incest National Network

THROUGH THE EYES OF A VICTIM OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

Total innocence

What a cleansing to finally reach the point in your life that you find true and complete healing as a victim of child sexual abuse. It is not common for me to share this part of my story, but given things that I have heard and seen recently, I feel it is a necessary step…

If a child has said they have been inappropriately touched should you ask the perpetrator about it?

A dirty secret – Who do you tell? Amazingly, the title of this post was actually a search term used to get to my blog site. I only wish I could personally speak to the person who was conducting that search, but will hope that somehow they will find this message and get some of…

Society’s View on Victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

How far have we come? I recently read an article stating a television personality “got what she deserved” when she was gang-raped. Another tweeted ridiculous comments, begrudgingly eventually apologizing – sort of. Can we say “Neanderthal?” First, it should be brought to that commentator’s attention rape is not a crime driven by lust or horniness….

Casey & George Anthony—On Behalf of Victims of Molestation

Throughout the Casey Anthony trial I strongly held the position being molested as a child is not an acceptable defense for murder. I did not take that position to help persecute or prosecute Casey. I heard from many other molestation victims who were just as offended as I had been at the use of that…

Finally! Men Are Speaking Out About Being Molested

When it’s time to revisit some issues, I am convinced one must simply face the facts that perhaps some things have changed, and it’s time to turn the prism to see another facet. Now is one of those times. We have always known there are hidden masses of adults who were victims of sexual molestation…

What are Some Signs of Child Molestation?

Several have been asking me what some of the signs of child molestation are. My first suggestion is to go directly to the RAINN website―do not stop, do not pass “Go,” do not hesitate, but go there, read their information and if you feel it is necessary, call them. They are the experts. Another important…

When I Chose to Speak Out-Revisiting the Book

I have begun working on a second book, one providing not only answers from my own life to victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence, but also to bring in major players in the advocacy work against domestic and sexual assault awareness as contributors. It seemed sensible to revisit one of my more successful…

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE INTIMATE PARTNER IN A VICTIM’S SURVIVAL

How reassuring to see that Shonda Rimes and her staff of writers have found the importance of including some consideration of the role of the spouse/intimate partner of a sexual assault victim. There is a myriad of emotions at play. In the storyline regarding the rape of Charlotte King, Private Practice has begun to address…

Something About Charlotte

Did you watch “Private Practice” last night? Well, it was an OMG moment for me. I am not a cult-level “Private Practice” fan. I mean, I love, love, love the show, was quite happy when Tim Daly joined the cast. I used to be totally devoted to him on “Wings” when it aired. Until the…