Saturday, December 12, 2009

Nobody Wants to Talk About Child Sexual Abuse

Let's talk about the statistics of child sexual abuse, here.

Let's talk about the grooming process of child sexual predators, here.

And let's remember that experienced child sexual predators choose their victims wisely -- the younger the better. Because the younger they are, the less likely they are to be believed.

And the weirder the circumstances, the less likely they are to be believed -- recall David Cobb, the English teacher from Phillips Andover Academy whose sideline sexual abuse specialty was donning a pumpkin mask, paying his mentally retarded victims if they would do special things to "Help Pumpkin," such as "lotioning Pumpkin" and "assisting in urination."

Imagine how that might sound -- "Mommy, Mommy, a Pumpkin Man paid me to help him!"

"Oh, did he, dear? That's nice."


Al said...

The Let Go...Let Peace Come In Foundation is a newly formed nonprofit with a mission to help heal and support adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse worldwide. We are actively seeking adult survivors who would be willing to post a childhood photo and caption, their story, or their creative expressions to our website By uniting survivors from across the globe we can help provide a stronger and more powerful voice to those survivors who have not yet found the courage to speak out. Together we can; together we should; together we NEED to stand up and be counted. Please visit our site for more details on how you can send us your submissions.

Thank you for everything you do!

Gretchen Paules
Administrative Director
Let Go...Let Peace Come In Foundation
111 Presidential Blvd., Suite 212
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

democommie said...

No Blood For Hubris:

You and I will have to agree to disagree about the Martha Coakley thing. On this I agree wholeheartedly. Now I will have to see if I can find a photo for that nice lady from the "Let Go..."
place. Thanks for doing what you do.