Pink Ribbons And Blue Balls

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“But how do you recover when you’re used to keeping things undercover?” Brian Rutter talks about being diagnosed with “two cancers for the price of one”—and surviving.

2 Reasons I’m Sick of Hearing About Abuse

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Sarafina Bianco is sick of hearing about domestic violence in the media. But maybe not for the same reasons as you.

9-11 and the Lingering Aftermath

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As we remember and honor all those who dies on 9/11, we must care and support all those still suffering from the resulting health and disability challenges

5 Signs You’re Being Played by a ‘Victim’

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Thomas Fiffer pinpoints 5 signs that a “victim-player” is playing you and shares 5 traits of true survivors.

‘He Would Tell Me’ – A Message to Parents About Abuse

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David Pittman begs parents to understand the many reasons their kids may not tell them about being abused.

Is Death The Greatest Loss?

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David Pittman shares seven crucial things to consider when dealing with the loss of a life.

Easter: A Conflict of Emotions

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David Pittman is a Christian who was abused by the Church. That experience changed his perspective on the Resurrection.

No More: Your Voice Can End the Silence

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1 in 6 men in the United States has had an unwanted or abusive sexual experience in childhood.

Recovery: The Never Ending Story

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Randy Ellison points out that “healing is not a destination, but a journey.”

On the “Get Over It” Myth of Healing from Trauma

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Patti Giggans, Executive Director of Peace Over Violence, believes the “Get over it” approach is myth, not methodology. And she wants us to put it to rest once and for all.

Preventing Sexual Abuse is a Public Health Issue

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We need a responsible, open discussion that acknowledges the part we all can play in preventing and responding to sexual abuse.

Out of the Shadows: 10 Child Sexual Abuse Statistics

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Jayneen Sanders offers 10 compelling reasons why we should keep finding ways to prevent our children from being sexually abused, and why we should provide effective methods for healing and recovery in the event that such abuse happens.

Dear Allison (or Vile Female Rape Apologists Are Vile)

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James Landrith believes that compassion should not have gender labels, nor be attached to a cynical hierarchy of suffering.

Survivor Advocacy is Real Work (or I’m Not Your Dancing Monkey)

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James Landrith, survivor of sexual assault, does advocacy work. He doesn’t do it for entertainment. He does it to help other survivors and create social change.

A Woman, A Feminist, A Supporter of Male Survivors

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Let’s start by acknowledging that 1 in 6 boys have had unwanted sexual experiences.

The Boy in the Boardroom: When Sexual Abuse and Manhood Collide

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C. K. Carlton thought he knew what a real man was. Turns out, he had it all wrong.