I really like any slogans that have to do with "ENDING THE SILENCE." This is effective in so many ways. After all, it is the foundation upon which recovery is based. First we end the inner silence that tried to hide away what happened to us from ourselves. Secondly, we end the outer silence by telling the world (one person can be the world to some) what happened making it even more real and therefore capable of being grappled. Finally, and this is important, it challenges non-survivors and society as a whole to stop pretending away the reality of sexual abuse. 20 percent of Americans are sexually abused before the age of sixteen (1/4 girls, 1/6 guys) and pretty much all of them have to deal with the severe psychological/behavioral consequences in some way, shape, or form. 20 PERCENT. The CDC should be going nuts and the President should be on the television asking Congress to fight this thing but no...the United States does not have a child abuse problem. And children across the world in other countries or from a hundred years ago had no problem with it at all because they were somehow "tougher" than we are today. Yeah. Frickin'. Right.
Edited by Publius (08/09/13 07:37 PM)
"Life is like this dark tunnel. You may not always see the light at the end of the tunnel, but if you keep moving, you will come to a better place." ~ General Iroh