sexual abuse
The Weberman trial verdict just came in: Guilty on 59 counts. But the Hasidic community's "modesty committees" make any sort of progress almost impossible.
ihtm contest
My story is about what I went through, trying and failing to protect her and the tragic inaction by police, social workers and the family court system that created a nightmare I never thought we’d escape.
sexual abuse
Friends, family, and therapists can reassure you that you are still lovable and pure, but there are some things that become ingrained in your thinking.
in

Sep 19, 2013 at 5:00pm | 126 comments

parenting
Some women become mothers and they soften around the edges and settle into a peaceful life with the baby In some of us, motherhood unlocks a well of anger we did not know existed.
ihtm
Abuse is what happened to children left alone with evil stepfathers. Abuse wasn’t pushing your little brother’s hands away, again and again, until you finally just froze up and zoned out and let it happen.
ihtm contest
For god’s sake, my neighbor was five when it began, the same age I was. He didn’t know what he was doing. It certainly couldn’t have been abuse.
celibacy
No intercourse. No oral sex. No kissing. No one night stands. No make outs. No dates. Just me.
rape
Understandably, those who have experienced the dark side of sex can sometimes forget that sex does have the potential to be incredibly joyful and pleasurable.
phone sex
As far as my past trauma was concerned, my idea was to ignore it and then it would simply go away.
religion
I wonder what would happen if the Western Buddhist community came completely clean and freely admitted to all the sexual harassment and abuse that has gone on for so many years.
in

Mar 20, 2013 at 11:30am | 15 comments