Never ever acceptable!

Posted: December 21, 2010 in Life, Serious stuff
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I just need to share this with you… a subject that is sad, upsetting, scary and terrible. I am talking about sexual assaults and how it is often ignored, swept under the carpet and ridiculed.

There are so many women (and men) out there that have been raped, assaulted and traumatized. Only a small group of them have talked to the authorities about this and of that group…only a fraction got some kind of justice. It is outrageous.

Below I am sharing another post of a fellow blogger (highly recommended blog) where you can find several links to other (much more eloquent than mine) post with links to some seriously scary statistics, facts and heartbreaking stories.

http://womenarefrommars.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/this-is-something-we-cant-ignore

This is not something we can shut our eyes or ears to. This is not something we can ignore just because it is the holidays season or because it is uncomfortable. It is amongst us, amongst our friends and we must always stand up against it.

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Comments
  1. nikki04 says:

    THANK YOU FOR SPEAKING UP IVY!

    To me, this is the clearest way in which we see how much work we still have to do in the world. So often we ignore or don’t speak up about these things. Or we ridicule the victim until they just shut the hell up.

    I know. I did it. I was 17 – but even then I knew better. It’s unforgivable. For me, and for those that are supposed to Speak Truth and be Progressive and an Ally.

    I think the bottom line is trying to make it clear to the victims, in the past present and future, that there are those of us who will speak up, who will not ridicule, who will support and who don’t think this, or the behavior that sometimes surrounds and, in the end excuses it or makes it more difficult to discuss, is acceptable.

    Happy holidays, lady.

  2. Bob says:

    Just stopped in to read your take on the issue Ivy. Nikki has convinced me to re-post as well. It’s just unacceptable in this day and age that this is the way people are treated.

  3. […] With that I give Nikki the floor. I just need to share this with you… a subject that is sad, upsetting, scary and terrible. I am talking about sexual assaults and how it is often ignored, swept under the carpet and ridiculed. There are so many women (and men) out there that have been raped, assaulted and traumatized. Only a small group of them have talked to the authorities about this and of that group…only a fraction got some kind of justice. It is outrageous. Below I am sha … Read More […]

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