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Letter to my Villain: Confronting my Sexual Abuser 0

Letter to my Villain: Confronting my Sexual Abuser

Dear Villain. I just need to get a few thing out the way before I launch into a slaughter of what a disgusting old fart you are…. No wait… lets just launch right into it. You are really ugly, like real ugly, you look to me like a really smelly big toe with matted pubic hair on top from a public shower in an old country town where everyone has mutated into big toes from too much pubic hair in the water. I am a woman now with really annoying and adorable children, and you are an old man with grandchildren that i hope to the goddesses are safe because no amount of warning from me has stopped you from being allowed to see them. Why do they protect you so? It’s not like you ever paid child support or even looked after them? You are their father, you can do no wrong.

The Horrific Short Life Of Baby Ebony 0

The Horrific Short Life Of Baby Ebony

The tragic case of a four-month-old who suffered more than 70 separate bone fractures and lay dead in her cot for a whole week has been told at a South Australian inquest. Baby Ebony, who died after sustaining significant head trauma, was left in a cot at her parents’ Adelaide unit for a week before they alerted authorities to their infant’s tragic death. A South Australian coroner will examine if social services agencies should have intervened before the four-month-old’s death in November 2011. The inquest has heard that Ebony suffered ‘horrific’ abuse at the hands of her then 19-year-old father, sustaining multiple skull fractures, more than 50 broken ribs, fractures to her collarbone, fingers and toes. Her father was jailed for only nine-years after pleading guilty to criminal neglect.

Sexual Assault Survivors Share Their Stories 0

Sexual Assault Survivors Share Their Stories

From institutional failures on college campuses to public accusations made against high-profile celebrities, the pervasiveness of rape culture has dominated the headlines for the past year, proving that sexual assault knows no gender and has no age. For many survivors, the complex feelings of trauma, shame and powerlessness that accompany an assault can be followed by silence. For some, that silence lasts decades.

‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Jep Claims He Was Molested 0

‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Jep Claims He Was Molested

Duck Dynasty star Jep Robertsonhas come forward to reveal his own claims of sexual abuse, and RadarOnline.com has all the details. Robertson, now 37, told Entertainment Tonight he was molested by an older student when he was just a child. “I was 6 and it was on a school bus and it was an older girl,” Robertson told ET. “Back then the high school students would ride on the same bus as the grade school. There was this girl there that was just real mean…I don’t know, but it was a lot of things took place — scary stuff. It was tough.”

Survivor Twins Speak Out About “Children of God” Cult 0

Survivor Twins Speak Out About “Children of God” Cult

As children growing up in a controversial religious sect, they spent every day ‘paralyzed by fear’. They were physically abused, banned from school and told they would die as martyrs aged 12. But now, twin sisters Flor and Tamar Edwards, 34, have escaped from The Children of God cult and are both living and working in California – one as a freelance writer, the other as a yoga teacher. They have opened up to ABC’s Nightline about their lives inside the sect – which blended free love attitudes with preparing for the second coming of Jesus – and their transition to the outside world.

Survivor: ” I Was Raped And Pregnant At 12-Years-Old” 0

Survivor: ” I Was Raped And Pregnant At 12-Years-Old”

While walking near her home 23 years ago, 12-year-old Lianna Rebolledo was abducted and brutally raped by two men. “It was very violent,” she said. “I honestly thought they were going to kill me.” After the attack, no length of a shower could make her feel clean; she felt like what had happened to her was her fault and that she had no value. A suicide attempt landed her in the hospital, where a doctor told her the last thing she expected to hear — she was pregnant. The doctor encouraged Rebolledo to have an abortion, telling her it was her right to do so, so she wouldn’t have a constant reminder of the attack. However, the young, fragile girl had the acumen to ask her doctor one important question: Would an abortion ease her pain and help her forget about her rape?

My Father Raped Me, Forced Me To Have Home Abortion 0

My Father Raped Me, Forced Me To Have Home Abortion

A woman who was abused by her father and went on to have his baby has revealed she is starting to rebuild her life after her attacker was jailed. Hollie Davey, 26, from Essex, was abused, molested and raped as a young girl by Paul Davey falling pregnant with his child twice – the first she lost after he carried out a home abortion. She tracked him down at the age of 13 after being raised by an adoptive family. Speaking for the first time about her ordeal since her father was jailed, Miss Davey said she will ‘never get over’ what he did to her after he stole her childhood away from her.

Woman Discovers Her Boyfriend Is A Pedophile 0

Woman Discovers Her Boyfriend Is A Pedophile

A woman was shocked to discover that her boyfriend of nearly 10 years was a pedophile after finding child porn images on his computer, but she was even more disturbed when police informed her that he had been secretly filming her teenage daughter in her bedroom and bathroom for years. Reports say that 49-year-old Caroline Walsh discovered the shocking images on 39-year-old Martyn Darlington’s computer, and upon reporting it to police who then began an investigation, authorities soon informed her that they found video footage of her daughter on his computer.

Child Abuse Survivor Was Raped, Tortured, Starved, Kept Inside Closet For 5-Years 0

Child Abuse Survivor Was Raped, Tortured, Starved, Kept Inside Closet For 5-Years

TEXAS – Lauren Kavanaugh was raped, tortured, starved, and forced to live in a closet for five years. Kavanaugh was 3-years-old when her mother and step-father first locked her inside a 4-foot by 9-foot closet. They also withheld food and only allowed her to see the light of day when she was taken out to be abused. The Athens, Texas, woman, now 21, is currently attending community college and studying to be a counselor for abused children. Lauren Kavanaugh was rescued from the nightmare ordeal after her mother and stepfather shared their “little secret” with a neighbor. The horrified neighbor quickly alerted police and the child was rushed to the hospital.

Adult Survivor: Raped At Age 5, Justice Finally Served 0

Adult Survivor: Raped At Age 5, Justice Finally Served

A mother has spoken of the horrifying childhood ordeal in which she was raped on a school bus at the age of five by her aunt’s boyfriend – who threatened to kill her if she exposed him. Rebecca Leyland, now 22, fell victim to bus driver Frederick Roskell – who targeted her on the back seats before taking her to a graveyard and threatening: ‘If you tell anyone I’ll bury you next to them.’ She has bravely decided to share her harrowing story in the hope that more child victims will gain the courage to report their abusers – even years down the line.

Child Sex Abuse Survivor’s Open Letter To Her Molester 0

Child Sex Abuse Survivor’s Open Letter To Her Molester

Amanda Rodgers took pen to paper, and wrote an open letter to the man whom she alleges repeatedly molested her, stole her innocence, and denied her a childhood. She shared it with me, and with her permission, I’m sharing it with you. Brace yourself.

Woman: My Father Abused, Raped and Impregnated Me 0

Woman: My Father Abused, Raped and Impregnated Me

A woman has shared the shocking story of how she was sexually abused by her father and had his baby when she was a teenager. Helen Rees (not her real name) agreed to appear on today’s This Morning and be interviewed by presenters Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley on the condition she would not be identified. Speaking to them with her face turned away from the cameras, she revealed how she and her younger sister and older brother grew up In Ireland in fear of their father.

Survey Showed Many Men Don’t Think Rape is Rape 0

Survey Showed Many Men Don’t Think Rape is Rape

Pollsters have long known that the phrasing of a question can significantly affect how respondents answer it — think about the language battle over “pro-life” and “anti-choice.” So maybe it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that this applies to sexual assault: Both men and women will offer different responses to questions about rape depending on whether you use the word rape itself or describe the act in question. But it’s still weird how big some of the resulting gaps are. This isn’t actually a new finding. In a recent study on male college students’ attitudes toward rape led by Sarah Edwards of the University of North Dakota and published in Violence and Gender, the authors cite research first conducted in the 1980s:

18-YO Talks About Dating Her Father 0

18-YO Talks About Dating Her Father

A woman who recently opened up to New York Magazine’s Science of US Blog about dating her dad says she doesn’t understand “being judged for being happy” and is hoping her interview will help shed some light on what it’s like being in as unconventional relationship as the one she and her biological father are in. Explaining how the two began dating, the anonymous 18-year-old said she didn’t really know her father until recently. She was conceived on prom night when her parents were 18 and even though they continued to date throughout the pregnancy, they had broken up by the time she was born. After that the father was out of her life, except for a brief period when she was around five years old. Several years later, when the girl was 17, her dad resurfaced and they began chatting online. Realizing they had a lot of things in common, they decided to meet in person and it was then that the girl started feeling that this wasn’t just any father-daughter reunion.

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