Posts Tagged ‘sexual abuse’

August 1, 2015

What we can learn about child sex abuse from the Bill Cosby scandal.

Bill Cosby is not accused of  child sexual abuse but the reaction to the allegations gives us an excellent window into the experience of survivors of sexual abuse who try to tell others about what was done to them. We are outraged. We can’t believe a trusted person could have possibly committed this heinous crime. […]

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September 28, 2013

Women Don’t Always Think Of It As Rape-But It Is

Rape has received a lot of attention in the media in the last year. The questions about “legitimate” rape, the military reports of rape of all drawn attention. Rape usually doesn’t have witnesses although in the age of Facebook people are publicizing behavior some time that they don’t even perceive as problematic. Trials often require […]

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April 8, 2013

Rutgers Firing-Are Sports and Abuse a Natural Combination?

The firing of the Rutgers basketball coach for abusive behavior brings to mind the headlines about Penn State and the cover up of Jerry Sandusky’s even more egregious behavior. Both of these situations show the incredible value our society places on sports and the corruption it can cause-trumping safety, morals and basic human decency. Full […]

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June 23, 2012

Sandusky in the News

The trial of Jerry Sandusky and his sexual abuse of young boys has dominated headlines during the trial of the past weeks and in prior months.  For many who have experienced sexual abuse, reading and hearing about the abuse of others can be intensely distressing and re-traumatizing to some extent.  This is true of all […]

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November 20, 2011

Media Coverage of Sexual Behavior

Two issues of sexuality have received a great deal of prominence in the media in the last weeks-the Penn State child sex abuse grand jury indictment and former charges of sexual harassment aimed at the Republican front runner Herman Cain.  The accused behaviors are not comparable but they focus our attention on issues of sexuality […]

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