Sharing – How to Stop Blaming Sexual Harassment Victims

Sharing – How to Stop Blaming Sexual Harassment Victims

I also want you to remember that, as far as I can tell, this study was done regarding adult women being harassed. Imagine how much the victim-blaming in those cases would impact a sexual abuse victim? As a child, maybe we didn’t have any chance to make an accusation, but as an adult we could, except look at what happens to people who come forward years later? Why would I put myself through that trauma?

And if you’re a male victim of sexual abuse, or even assault as an adult? Yeah, you get the extra burden of proving you didn’t want it too.

This all stems from a complete misunderstanding of trauma, and the dynamics involved in going public with our stories. To too many people in society, if we don’t report it right when it happens, then coming forward later is just proof that it didn’t happen and we have some other motive for making the accusation.

Until that goes away, there will continue to be millions of silent victims, and who knows how many predators not being found out.

It’s Important to Have the Uncomfortable Conversation – Blake Lively Talking about CSAM

It’s Important to Have the Uncomfortable Conversation – Blake Lively Talking about CSAM

Want to see what happens when someone who is completely used to performing in front of people and cameras all of the time, without appearing nervous at all, tries to talk about child abuse and Child Sexual Abuse Materials? Watch this speech by Blake Lively. Notice how, even as a professional who is in front…

Sharing – Child abuse predator ‘handbook’ lists ways to target children during coronavirus lockdown

Sharing – Child abuse predator ‘handbook’ lists ways to target children during coronavirus lockdown

If you want to protect children, you need to know where they are being approached, and how. So I share this not as a news story so much as an informational tool. “The Covid-19 predator handbook contained details about how to coerce children online to share sexual images and videos of themselves, she said. “The…

Sharing – I was groomed and kidnapped – internet safety is vital during lockdown

Sharing – I was groomed and kidnapped – internet safety is vital during lockdown

In my field of work, I am keenly aware of how hackers are trying to take advantage of the stress of everyday life and people adjusting to working at home to try and fool them into clicking things they shouldn’t or giving up their passwords etc. It’s foolish to think child predators aren’t trying to…

Links I’m Sharing (weekly)

Links I’m Sharing (weekly)

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Sharing – Sex Offenders Groom Churches Too

Sharing – Sex Offenders Groom Churches Too

This article is from 2018, and is obviously written to Churches, but I think this bit is applicable in every setting, church, schools, sport teams, and society in general: We should not just worry about the creepy guy in the back. Successful predators can be in positions of respect in our churches. Deception is the…