I am 53 years old. I spent the night detoxing from a rape that happened when I was 16. It’s no joke — that trauma embeds in the body if we don’t deal with it when it happens. In my day they told us we were crazy and drugged the crap out of us. We tended to comply in our shame and horror. Let’s all speak up and put an end to it now. …
Yes, thank you…go watch this short video (there is no embedding option and it’s worth watching) Video: Confront abuse by believing.
From the video page:
Pam Rubin, a women’s trauma counsellor and lawyer, explains why we need to start confronting abuse by believing its victims. “We don’t immediately jump to ‘What were you saying, doing, wearing? Are You suffering from mental illness?’” … [click on title to read and view more]
We are all in this together. A society that disrespects any group of people is a sick society. This man is refreshing. Oh, wow, he’s really great.
We are all bystanders if we’re not directly involved in an abuse triad. Friends, teammates, coworkers, family. What do we do when people harm or are being harmed?
In the end what will hurt the most is not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. – Martin Luther King
Please watch this. [click on title to read more]
My first sexual experience was a rape. I was 16 years old. Indisputably a rape and yet I had somehow not let that register somehow all these many years. As I defrost from the TRAUMA of having taken megadoses of mind/body and soul numbing neurotoxic psychiatric drugs some of these old traumas are starting to […]