Dear Abuse Victim – Ignore Those That Try to Hold Me Accountable

by Doug Wilson from Blog and Mablog - Into the Pavilions of GodEditor's note: Wilson has it backwards I think, telling this supposedly fictional sexual abuse victim to ignore anyone that does not approve of his words. No, sorry Doug, but much of your advice, even judged on a Biblical standard, is just more abuse laid upon a survivor of abuse. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Rejecting God After Sexual Abuse is Embracing Your Abuse?

by Doug Wilson from Blog and Mablog - On Not Throwing Away What You Do HaveEditor's note: Victim-blaming in a different way, but just as sick. No, you are not responsible for the sexual abuse that happens to you. It does not define who you are, it is not your fault, it is understandable that you would be upset with a deity that could have stopped it but didn't. Not wanting to worship that same deity is not you embracing what happened to you! … [Read more...]

Did Anyone Watch TLC’s “Breaking The Silence” Last Night?

Open thread to discuss the program. With all the distractions of the Ashley Madison leak and rehab news of Josh Duggar it completely slipped my mind that the special about childhood sexual abuse aired last night. Did anyone see it? What did you think? How much were the Duggar's shown? … [Read more...]

TLC Child Abuse Prevention Special – The Duggar Family and Other News

Numerous media outlets are reporting that The Learning Channel has set an air date for the documentary, Sunday, August 30 at 10 pm est. It will air commercial free and feature Erin Merryn, Terrae Lee and 11 year old Kaelin. They are all survivors of childhood sexual abuse who are speaking out about what happened to them in an effort to bring attention to this important issue. Also pairing with TLC on this production are RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) and Darkness To Light.Jessa Duggar Seewald and Jill Duggar Dillard will be shown in a short segment attending a sexual abuse prevention seminar put on by Darkness To Light. Just a quick blip, blink and you'll miss 'em, with … [Read more...]

False Start

by PropinquaEditor's note: This is another in our series of articles written by anonymous authors that are not linked to any blog.The Josh Duggar saga has raised lots of disturbing questions about the scope of child sexual abuse. How bad does it have to be, to rate the label of abuse? If the victim is unaware of the predator’s actions or intent, should the predator be excused? In the Duggar case, little girls were involved, and the damage to them has been denied and hidden. While no one wants to force survivors to relive child sexual abuse, that unwillingness stands in the way of helping the survivors themselves come to terms with what happened to them. … [Read more...]

The Great Deceiver: Being Primed For Sexual Abuse

by Incongruous Circumspection cross posted from his blogTrigger Warning: Descriptions of sexual abuseThis begins the new series.  Also, to read more about Dr. Kenneth Copley, read "The Hammer Drops" series, which details this predator's sexual abuse of his adopted daughter, Ruth.  … [Read more...]