Today I stumbled upon this infographic on UltraViolet’s Facebook page, and I thought I’d share it here. Knowing that rapists can get parental rights in many states leaves me with an especially spooky feeling.
If you’re reading this, welcome. This is going to be a blog devoted to the issues faced by abuse survivors and friends and family members of survivors. Often, I’ll be posting about the discrimination, ignorance, and invalidation that many abuse survivors face either during or after abuse. And I’d like to spread awareness of the challenges faced by survivors.
Who is an abuse survivor? Just what it sounds like. A person who has been through physical, emotional, verbal, sexual, psychological, and/or spiritual abuse. Abuse can happen at any age at the hands of parents, siblings, relatives, classmates, coworkers, husbands, wives, partners, strangers, or friends. No, this will not be a place where abuse stories are compared to see whose is the most horrific. And yes, emotional abuse, even in its more subtle forms, does count as abuse, and a very harmful form of it at that. So does bullying.
Comments are definitely welcome. Naturally, offensive, trolling comments will be deleted or put out in the open and laughed at. I look forward to posting here again soon!