Are Women Allowed to Love Their Jobs?

My grandmother worked. My mother worked. But I’m the
only one who was encouraged to seek fulfillment in a career.

Student on student sexual assault is more common than we thought

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Sexual abuse of students by other students happens more frequently in schools than reported, according to a new investigative report. Associated Press reporters tallied during a four-year period at least 17,000 cases around the country, including many that were treated as bullying or hazing instead. Jeffrey Brown learns more from Emily Schmall of the Associated Press.

Click here to listen to the report at PBS News Hour

MILCK – “Quiet”

As a survivor of anorexia, abuse, and depression, I can say that I have let the overwhelming pressures of filling media/society’s expectations of “how a woman should be” overwhelm and silence my inner voices – without even realizing I was doing it. Until… I just couldn’t breathe anymore. As I live more days on this planet now, I can say with full confidence that there are no standards or rules worth crushing our soul bones to fit into. Life gets better when we just… let it out.

I hope you enjoy, and feel empowered or comforted after watching. If you see some of yourself in this video, please share and pass the word on. Much love to you.

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Child Sexual Abuse in organisations and institutions

Over recent years we have seen a growing recognition of the problem of child sexual abuse, both historically and non-recent, ranging from sexual abuse by celebrities, institutional child sexual abuse and sexual abuse within the criminal justice system (i.e., the police & prison service ); which have resulted in a series of inquiries in to institutional child sexual abuse in England and Wales ( Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse , the Office for the Children’s Commissioner’s report into CSA in the Family Environment ), Scotland ( Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry ), Northern Ireland ( Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry ) and Australia ( Royal Commission into Institutional responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Source: Child Sexual Abuse in organisations and institutions

Abuse is Abuse

This might be a good time to simply “rip the bandage off” and get back to the basics: Abuse is abuse. Part of what makes it abuse is that one can never know the outcome. As co-blogger Jon Brandt recently noted, research has shown a particularly challenging truth; that those who are abused don’t necessarily view their experience as abuse.

Source: Abuse is Abuse