More Than Words; Explaining Rape to Your Child


It’s a sad day when the word Rape tossed around the playground and you have to explain what it means

On Women Married to Men Who Were Molested


Cecil Murphey offers some powerful insights into how women cope with the ways in which the men they love cope.

It Happened Only Once


There doesn’t have to be a second or tenth time. The damage occurred and our innocence was shattered.

Sometimes Trauma Resurfaces When We’re Best Ready to Cope With It


“But why did it surface now?” I asked myself that question many times during the first year of my struggle with the molestation.

Can You Unintentionally Commit Child Abuse?

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After a tumultuous childhood filled with abuse and neglect, Nathan C. Daniels reflects on how some of the pain he experienced may not have been inflicted intentionally.

What My Sister Did: Surviving Incest

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What she did was wrong. It took Nathan C. Daniels years to learn this, and overcome the shame of being her victim.

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Rape by Any Other Name is Still Rape

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David Pittman examines the reasons we, as a society, try to soften the term “rape” by calling it by other names.

Warning Signs of Abuse vs. Normal Sexual Behavior


Author Jayneen Sanders lists which behaviors are potential warning signs that a child may be being sexually abused… and just as importantly, which ones aren’t.

“‘Trauma in youth becomes attraction in adulthood.’ You just rocked my world with how true that is.”


Mel talks about how childhood trauma lead to unhealthy sexual experiences and self-hatred later in life. (TW for sexual abuse.)

I’ll Never Forgive You


Four little words by Victim 4 in the Jerry Sundusky case speak volumes.

“Before his suicide, my grandson asked me if Amherst would have handled the assault differently if he was female.”


This is a comment by Martin Robbins on the post “The Death of Innocence at Amherst College”.

My Own Feminist Manifesto


Richard Jeffrey Newman on why he is a feminist.

“We Didn’t Know.”


No one wants to hear stories of abuse, but that failure to listen has turned into a disbelief of victims.

“As a victim of child sex abuse, I wish someone acted violently against my offender.”


This is a comment by MsRN on the post “Talking Myself Out of Murdering Jerry Sandusky”.

“As a co-victim of sexual abuse myself, I wish we had a hero like Cyrus Vance in our neighborhood.”


This is a comment by Eirik Rogers on the post “Etan and Me: A Brotherhood of Pain”.

“I spent years in confusion that led me to ask awkward even wholly inappropriate questions at the wrong moments…”


This is a comment by James on the post “What Happens When We Don’t Teach Our Boys About Sex”.