Any survivors from the 1990’s Out There?

I have been going through the book (hoping to put together a bibliography) on sexual assault by providers. I was really struck by that there was an organized effort to resist the exploitation that was happening then. In a book I am reading now from 1990 there are 10 listed survivor groups in the Appendix. …

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Article by Shahida Arabi: “What Abuse Survivors Don’t Know: 10 Life-Changing Truths”

I came across a terrific article called “What Abuse Survivors Don’t Know: 10 Life-Changing Truths” by Shahida Arabi on the website Mogul. There are some great insights in it that I hope you’ll appreciate. For other great articles by Arabi, visit her blog Self-Care Haven. What Abuse Survivors Don’t Know: 10 Life-Changing Truths by Shahida …

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Why We Stay: How Childhood Loss, Abandonment and Neglect Can Make It Hard to Leave an Abusive Therapist

There is one question victims of therapist abuse dread perhaps more than any other: “Why didn’t you just leave?” Of course, this question isn’t specific to victims of therapist abuse; it’s asked of anyone who’s spent a significant amount of time in an abusive relationship. I think we’re all guilty of at least thinking the …

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Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse On Oprah – 11/5 and 11/12

Oprah’s two shows featuring 200 men, all survivors of childhood sexual abuse, truly constitute a landmark event. I’m posting links to the pages on Oprah.com that feature program clips and information. A TWO-DAY OPRAH SHOW EVENT: 200 ADULT MEN WHO WERE MOLESTED COME FORWARD – Part 1, November 5 200 ADULT MEN WHO WERE MOLESTED …

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Male Sexual Abuse Survivors – Articles & Resources

Thanks to Oprah’s shows on male survivors of childhood sexual abuse (air dates 11/5/10 and 11/12/10), some great articles and resources are popping up on the web. On Oprah.com: Male Sexual Abuse Survivors Stand Together Sexual Abuse Survivors’ First Steps Toward Healing – by Howard R. Fradkin, PhD. The Aftermath of Male Sexual Abuse – …

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Coming Up on Oprah 11/5 & 11/12: Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

A couple of weeks ago, Tim Fischer, a clergy abuse survivor who writes about his experience on his blog, “It’s about me,” was invited to participate in the taping of an Oprah show. He was one of 200 men, all survivors of childhood sexual abuse, involved in this production, which will also feature Tyler Perry. …

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Do You Know About Blog Carnivals?

I didn’t. Then I got nominated for one. A blog carnival is, to quote from the aptly named site BlogCarnival.com: where someone takes the time to find really good blog posts on a given topic, and then puts all those posts together in a blog post called a “carnival”….  [It’s] a great way for bloggers …

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Dave, Roman — I Don’t Want To Think About It!

I don’t want to think about David Letterman. Really, I don’t. I don’t want to read the articles or the blogs or watch any of the news stories. It’s kind of like when I didn’t want to think about Gavin Newsom or Bill Clinton or any of those men who had “affairs” with people who …

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The Mackenzie Phillips Story – It’s Not Consent!

While I haven’t been following the Mackenzie Phillips story that closely, I’ve been catching enough of it that I’ve got to add my own two cents here. I did not see the Oprah interview—and maybe I’m glad I didn’t, because frankly, the feedback I’m hearing about how Oprah conducted the interview is a little disturbing. …

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