I met Deborah Kampmeier at a workshop in November. We were two weeks post-election; the room was raw with emotion, and electric with conversations about resistance. This tall, badass woman dressed in all black sauntered into the room, and chose a seat at the table....more
Posts Tagged: sexual abuse
Literature has always functioned as a singular means of finding empathy for others in situations one might otherwise be unable to imagine.
At the Huffington Post, Erika Johansen discusses the social reluctance to engage with difficult topics like sexual abuse, and the necessity for discussions and books surrounding these problems....more
Growing up in a slew of Evangelical churches, I saw this system of governance deployed to handle anything from adultery to domestic violence to pedophilia. And in each instance, this system has failed to stop abusers or protect victims.
My Twitter feed blew up last night when the news came down that Joe Paterno had been fired by Penn State University for his role in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse case....more
It’s Sunday, so as always, the Rumpus has links to political stories that aim to do more than make you angry at people you already disagree with....more