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|Time to fire a Virginia prosecutor who thinks child abuse has to be physical
possible triggers follow For the last week, I've found it impossible to get a horrible case of child abuse in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, out of my head. Even though Brandy Kangas and Scott ...
|Christian Dem in NC||04/12/2015||8||16||-||-|
|Never Assume She's Lying
I was in an abusive relationship 23 years ago. He was a monster. When I finally got away from him I didn't date again for 17 years because I couldn't figure out what signs I had missed and didn't ...
|Could NC child protection supervisor who abused kids face federal charges?
Earlier this week, I told you that Wanda Larson, the social services child protection supervisor from Union County, North Carolina--just south of my home in Charlotte--got an outrageously light "...
|Christian Dem in NC||04/04/2015||6||6||-||-|
|Former NC social worker who abused own kids gets only 17 months???????
You may remember that two years ago, an 11-year-old boy in Union County, North Carolina--south of Charlotte--was found shivering in 20-degree weather while chained to a porch with a dead chicken ...
|Christian Dem in NC||04/01/2015||6||10||-||-|
|Insensitive, Hostile Comic Namechecks Damienne Merlina -- Gets a Beautiful Response
A mid-level comic named Ari Shaffir recorded a special for Comedy Central. In the course of his act he went after a fellow comic for no apparent reason, getting laughs at the expense of her ...
There are so many other things Jesus did. If they were all written down, each of them, one by one, I can't imagine a world big enough to hold such a library of books. John 21:25 The Message ~ / / ~
|Tree Climbers: I Am the Face of Child Sexual Abuse (Documentary Trailer)
If you have a moment, please provide feedback/critique of this brief trailer. This is very rough - but you have to start somewhere. I was a kid, You were a man mini-movie from Roxine Behrens on ...
|Parents of Special Needs Children Slept in Fear of Kansas Policies - I'm One Of Them.
The first time our son went into residential care was more than seven years ago. He was young and he struggled with issues that impact too many who struggle with autism. Rage, anger, self ...
|Ted Talk: Nadine Burke Harris: How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime
This is a very powerful talk on how childhood traumas can lead to severe health consequences. I will let Dr. Nadine Burke Harris tell you about it. (15:58 Minutes) I tried to embed it but it ...
|ACTION ALERT: Help keep a domestic violence victim from having to write to her attacker
Possible triggers follow You would think that if you were a victim of domestic violence, the last thing you would have to do is to face a court order to have to maintain any kind of contact with ...
|Christian Dem in NC||02/17/2015||8||37||1||-|
|KosAbility Upcoming Schedule - February thru' March
Tags on Upcoming Schedules replicate tags for content of scheduled diaries. We meet Sundays 4pm leftkost time, 7pm east. UPCOMING SCHEDULES post between Wednesday & Friday weekly. See our recent & ...
|Why I May Be A Sex Trafficking Survivor, and why it doesn't matter
The line between sexually trafficked children and sexually abused is a fine one. But while both sets of victims should have advocates working together, disconnects ensure child sex trafficking will ...
|Fix Society Please
(H/T to Akadjian for the initial reporting on Leelah Alcorn’s death as well as must-read follow-ups from Rserven and Virally Suppressed ) ...
|Updated. Kossack bleeding heart has completed her journey
Long-time Kossack bleeding heart has entered hospice care. She has been a tireless fighter for good in Wisconsin, a member of the solidarity singers at the Capital, a thorn in the side of elected ...
|A brief history of my fight against depression
I’ve been asked about my depression so I wrote this up. Basically it is about depression, how I have tried to alleviate it, what has worked and what hasn’t. And it includes a solicitation for ...
|A Malke Vi a Lalke
A Malke Vi a Lalke (A Queen Like a Doll) From A Miracle of Chanukah http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/02/1259628/-A-Miracle-of-Chanukah When I was little…about ten, I met a boy. His name was ...
|AFT President Randi Weingarten shares her personal story and her truth about being raped
Originally posted at Eclectablog.com . Three years ago, I I wrote about being sexually assaulted by a doctor when I was ten years old. It was a story that I had kept to myself for decades and the ...
|Wearing Your Eco! Wings' Silverwork Holiday Gifts $100-300+ - Activism Expressed in Artwork!
Wings is a lifelong activist on political and human rights issues, including honoring and protecting Mother Earth. Wings's silverwork ( NDN Silver by Wings here ) is an expression or extension of ...
|Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse||12/09/2014||25||55||1||-|
|Rolling Stone Fails Journalism 101 and We All Pay The Price
All it would have taken was to fact-check a date. Just one date. The date of the night the alleged victim was brutally gang raped that was cited in the story. The editor’s note now at the ...
|Kos Katalogue: New Wings Silverwork Offerings & More
With the holidays rapidly approaching and Aji not technologically able to post on Daily Kos at the moment, I asked for and received her permission to bring you some of Wings newest creations. In ...
|(Update x 2) Joining Hands and Coming Together to Ensure a Brighter Future for a Community Member
As many of you know, [TiaRachel http://www.dailykos.com/user/TiaRachel] has been facing a rather difficult time of late. A host of health issues have adversely affected her ability to work and ...
Over the river and through the woods…. Sean staggered almost headlong into a snowdrift. He sat up and rubbed his face; stung from the icy bite of the powder that covered his face and seemed to ...
|Giving Thanks and Paying it Forward: Helping TiaRachel
With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up this week, I've been thinking about how grateful I am to the Daily Kos community. It's been a home away from home on the internet for me, a place where I can ...
|Roofies, rape, and 'It's On Us'
In an intense conversation last week with a group of my students about issues surrounding rape and sexual assault, one of the young women in the group shared her experience with having been ...
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|The Daily Kos community eliminated my breaking point
It was back in September when I wrote a diary about the difficult and what seemed hopeless situation my family found itself because of actions from the biological father of my step-daughter. I ...
|Speaking for the Dead: Transgender Day of Remembrance
Doorway Mort At some instant one day the words will cease to flow their creator (or vessel) having passed ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLq6t1sFIIA * * * * * The girl stood behind an elderly woman as the line inched slowly forward. The woman turned and whispered. “So sweet.” Ione nodded ...
|Kosability: Complex PTSD & Resting In Stillness
It took the death of my father to free me from a lifetime of emotional abuse as the daughter of a narcissistic mother. To open my eyes and swim away. To save myself from drowning. At first, I ...
|Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep...
Chosin Reservoir, South Hamgyong Province, North Korea, December 2, 1950…. The blare of the horns visited them in the dead of night once again. Sounds mean to invoke terror, but the men in the ...
|Two Words Laid Corbett Low: Penn State
Ok, folks...I really hate to rain on our one small spot of joy last night, but...until 45 days ago, I was a resident of Pennsylvania. I now live in North Carolina, so Kay Hagan's defeat is ...
|Why Did I Block You?
For those who read my dairy of a few days ago I’m As Mad As Hell, And I'm Not Going To Take This Anymore! you know that I've gone through a rough patch. Well things have deteriorated since then. ...
Exactly... a wee bit of fluff for Halloween....or maybe more for those who know.... * * * * * The boy sat on the wooden crate that he had sidled over to the shelves in the basement. Reaching in, ...
|I’m As Mad As Hell, And I'm Not Going To Take This Anymore!
I've always loved the movie Network and often felt like screaming Peter Finch's classic line. Right now that is how I feel. Follow me below the orange cheeto to see how the extreme right wing has ...
|Kos Katalogue: Progressive Values and Unique Gifts
Holiday season is fast approaching, and while I'm sure many of us would prefer not to think about them just yet, quality handmade gifts take time to make. The fact is that many of the artisans ...
|American Indian Artist, Wings, Speaks Out Against Selling Our Ancestors & Selling Out Our Children
I've received permission to publish in full the following statement. Wings, a self-taught silversmith and professional photographer, is an enrolled member of Taos Pueblo, the People of the Red ...
|KosAbility Upcoming Schedule + MedicalJournal Links on Depression, Anxiety, Fear, Trust, PTSD, Etc.
We meet Sundays 7pm eastkost time/4pm leftkost, 3 or so hrs to fit a part of everyone's afternoon/evening. We also pub & republish diaries over the week : kosmail to one of our active admins ( ...
|These Disabled Girls and Women Didn't Deserve to be used as Rapebait, Tazed or Killed
Disclaimer: I'm not a good writer. I became disabled due to a stroke-like event 12 years ago. Despite my best efforts and use of spell-checkers, I skip words, mess up verb tenses and sometimes ...
|In Defense of Ray Rice
"Oh, here we go again!" I thought. Like many people, I ended up discussing the Ray Rice/Janay Rice violent incident video. I wasn't careful enough and didn't control my eye roll. That irritated the ...
|College student is carrying her mattress with her everywhere until her rapist is brought to justice
On the first day of her sophomore year at Columbia University, Emma Sulkowicz was raped in her dorm room. Despite two other allegations of rape against the same attacker, Columbia University has ...
|I see no sign of a struggle
If you go visit someone late at night and he robs you no one ever says, "well, what did you think would happen?" If you went out for a night on the town while wearing expensive clothes and get ...
|I’m Lucky My Rapist Is Black
This is my true story. I originally posted it on my blog, charmingmistakes.wordpress.com on August 30, 2014.
|If You Had Been There
If You Had Been There... Jesus Wept The family room of the Infantino home, York, Pennsylvania "Chris...please. You've got to tell your Mom... please." "I...just can't... I just....no..." ...
|Thank you Kos Community: Such a meaningful quilt
Fireflies, and so much gratitude. My Love Catcher Quilt from Sara and Ann arrived, and my heart was eased in so many ways. I'd been feeling better lately, but grief can be a tricky thing.
|The victimization in court of rape victims continues - this time it's a 16-year old girl in Michigan
Originally published at Eclectablog . WARNING: Rape trigger. Description of assault is included in this post. A 16-year old rape victim told this story in court of of being raped at a high ...
|ACTION ALERT: Tell Charlotte police to arrest people who told molestation victim to keep quiet
Last week, a police officer here in Charlotte was arrested for molesting a young relative of his more than a decade ago. However, he would have been brought to justice a lot sooner if the victim's ...
|Christian Dem in NC||08/11/2014||13||31||-||-|
|‘If You Dare to Come Forward, If You Dare to Talk, Watch What Happens’
Even though the sexual abuse of children is a crime, such cases frequently end up in family courts and not criminal courts when the alleged perpetrator is a parent. Experts in child protection say ...
Bimbo Northside Tavern, Atlanta, Georgia, late December…. Josh walked past the girl sitting and leaning against the bar and smirked. Even if he wasn't engaged, she didn't appeal to him. She ...
|Community Fundraisers: When you don't even have a bed
First, the short form: Do you have a bed to sleep in? If not, is that voluntary? For one of my dear Kossack friends, LoreleiHI , it isn't . In fact, she badly needs a real bed to sleep in because ...
|Who are the Next Generation of Prophets?
What follows is my own story. I include it to heighten awareness of what often goes unsaid and unspoken. The problem is as old as the human race itself, but like war, it continues. Everyone with an ...
|An abused child?
I grew up in the late sixties, seventies and eighties. In that childhood I thought things were pretty normal. My dad would get drunk, throw up, yell and my siblings and I were subjected to various ...
|Florida man walks in on son being molested--and beats molester into a pulp
possible triggers follow Early Friday morning, a man in Daytona Beach came home from a quick trip to the store to find his 11-year-old son being sexually assaulted by the relative who was caring ...
|Christian Dem in NC||07/20/2014||426||93||1||-|
|Tree Climbers: UPDATED - Matt Sandusky Tells His Story on Oprah (Transcribed)
In an exclusive interview, Oprah Winfrey sits down with Matt Sandusky who, for the first time, speaks about the abuse he suffered at the hands of his adoptive father, Jerry Sandusky. He thought ...
|Tree Climbers: Why We Struggle With Child Sexual Abuse
Today, a child is being sexually abused. Today, a child needs your help. Eight suspected paedophiles arrested in North Wales as part of massive police operation Texas man gets 25 years in day ...
|A Light Out of the Darkness
Last night I lit candles on my little home altar with the Kuan Yin porcelain statue named “Soothing the Ills of the World.” Truthfully, I was a bit depressed. It’s been only a week today ...
|You Are You...
You Are You... East Aurora, New York… Gary practically sprawled on the couch. His arms were folded in a ‘go ahead – entertain me’ hug and he bit his lip. He was bored for sure, but that ...
|Former sheriff's deputy arrested in Alaska after 20 years on the run from rape charges in Florida
Back in 1990, a deputy sheriff in Manatee County, Florida (Bradenton) was arrested for raping a six-year-old girl almost 20 years earlier. He fled to Alaska in 1991 just before he was due to stand ...
|Christian Dem in NC||06/22/2014||19||50||1||-|
|George Will is an ugly little person, and the Washington Post owns him
George Will is such an ugly little person that it would take an analyst of the caliber of Alice Miller to figure him out. Whatever the cause of his perpetually pinched pettiness, the ...
|Operational Overload aka Shell Shock
In a sketch on Euphemisms, George Carlin mocks the way that language has changed, “squeezing all the humanity” out of a term that needs to describe a state of extreme pain and distress. “Shell ...
|Walking on Eggshells? How it Happens
"When I feel that I have to walk on eggshells in a diary it is a sign something is wrong. Sometimes one has to say exactly how one feels and it is also sometimes necessary for those hearing these ...
|Stop. Tune in. What's really going on? No, not the other guy. What's going on with you?
The seed for this diary mini-series found its fertile ground after a few of us read a diary that included this elegant statement of the problem. We've decided to call this our Listening series. This ...
|Sexual Assault, Rape and Bullying addressed at Miss USA Pageant
According to this report sexual assault, rape and bullying received some additional high profile attention. Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez, a fourth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo,
|"Us and Them" (Updated)
The seed for a conversation found its fertile ground after a few of us read a diary that included an elegant statement of the problem. "When I feel that I have to walk on eggshells in a diary it is ...
|My Daughter Cut Herself Again Today
Shortly after I got home from work today I got a frantic call from my Ex-Wife. She had gotten a text from our Daughter which said she was a danger to herself. The 10 minutes it took me to get there ...
|Cartoon: Entitled manchildren magazine
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|Myths of the Manosphere
In the wake of PUAHater, manospherist and MRA Elliot Rodger's deadly efforts to prove himself an "alpha male" in manospherist jargon, the manosphere's members have risen up as one to try to spin his ...
|Vernacular and Euphemisms - Get Out! Trigger warning? STFU!
Each of the terms in the title are words in the modern lexicon of dialogue. They mean something in context that is different than the literal meaning of the words. They are short-hand forms of ...
|No - You Don't Get a Gold Star
This isn't kindergarten. You don't get a Gold Star for valuing your discomfort more than women sharing their stories about daily aggressions upon their persons, small and large. You don't get a ...
|Some of the best of #yesallwomen
It began with a Muslim woman (who has since made her Twitter private) who said this: Guys, I'm going to be tweeting under the #YesAllWomen hashtag. Let's discuss what "not all men" might do, but ...
|Surely, I am not the only woman around here who has been raped
There was a sentence in a diary today: In the 50 years I've been on Earth, I've never once met a single man or boy who raped a woman. The diary, the diarist, really aren't important since this is ...
|I wonder what it would be like to be a woman unshaped by fear
I wonder what it would be like to be a daughter who was never nursed on her mother's blood and bruises I wonder what it would be like to have never worried for my daughters' safety I wonder ...
In loving memory of Iris Shun-Ru Chang 1968 – 2004 Quzhuo, China… 1942… Grace found herself lying in a meadow surrounded by willow trees by a stream. The grass beneath her was soft and ...
|Genderqueer and Other Difficult Concepts
"If you wanna know something and he won't tell you, cut off one of [the manager’s] fingers. The little one. Then tell him his thumb's next. After that he'll tell you if he wears ladies' underwear."-
This is the first time I've ever written anything and I'm not really sure I'd call this a diary, more a scream of pain. As a few of you may remember, I am an incest survivor. It was a long time ago, ...
|National Review Online contributor: Women are 'being taught to believe they were raped'
More right-wing insanity : After a week of victim-blaming and dismissing campus sexual assault statistics, the National Review Online has doubled down on dismissing sexual violence on college ...
|Púka got sick over the weekend.
Púka the day after treatment We're not entirely sure why, as of yet. It was in some measure gastro, and had his red blood cell count worrying elevated. I don't regret taking him to the emergency ...
|DK Health-Medical & Related Groups & Series Links, 2011-2015
URL FOR LINKING: \http:\/\/tinyurl.com/DKHealthGrps █ F IND SPECIFIC KEYWORDS IN GROUP TITLES AND SCOPE-STATEMENTS BY HOLDING DOWN THE CONTROL KEY AND TAPPING THE F KEY TO GET A SEARCH BAR. ...
|Fierstein in the Times
It's not often that one finds Harvey Fierstein writing in The Opinion Pages of the New York Times. But he did so a couple of days ago, What is this child doing in prison? questions the sanity of ...
|First Diary ☼ Gratitude ☼ Coding ☼ Please advise.
*Gratitude, a good place to start. My background in brief. Coding: My career shift. Request for advice.* 2thanks. Gratitude ☼ Thank you, Daily Kos community. In this crazy world, you keep me ...
|The moment the monster came
I once wrote a post titled,"The night the monsters came". I tell a true story of a person I loved who was raped. It happened to her over two years ago. From that moment until now ,she is a changed ...
|How are parents of NC girl abused by her brothers for 10 years out on bond?
possible triggers follow As I mentioned yesterday , six brothers in an eastern North Carolina town have been indicted on charges that they molested their younger sister for almost a decade--from ...
|Christian Dem in NC||05/15/2014||7||13||-||-|
|NC girl abused by brothers; parents KNEW and did NOTHING
possible triggers follow There's a horrifying story out of northeastern North Carolina. For 10 years, a girl was subjected to horrific abuse from her six brothers at her home in unincorporated ...
|Christian Dem in NC||05/14/2014||121||151||3||-|
|Principal of WV middle school apparently out of job for helping cover up sexual abuse
Several school officials in Delbarton, West Virginia--just a few miles north of the Kentucky border--are accused of not only covering up a two-year campaign of sexual abuse by two middle-school boys,
|Christian Dem in NC||05/12/2014||18||26||-||-|
|W. VA. Takes Action In School Sexual Abuse Coverup
Most people have probably heard about the sexual assault case in Stubenville, OH where school employees have been implicated in the cover up. Stubenville is just across the border from West Virginia.
|The shame and disgrace of America's prison system
What if someone told you something that was contrary to how you viewed the world? Something horrible. Would you reject it out-of-hand? Would you rationalize and create an "exception" for it? ...
|So Many Misconceptions and Slagging a Guy For The Wrong Thing (NSFW-cussin')
Sandra Red-Sky, my Gangrel character in the Winnipeg vampire LARP, that occult-following, Satan-worshiping lifestyle. :-/ I came across a Kossak's diary the other day--it's a month old now, but ...
|AZ teenager suspected of molesting as many as 18 girls
There's a potentially chilling case of sexual assault out of the Phoenix area. A high school senior from San Tan Valley, south of Phoenix, is suspected of molesting as many as 18 girls between the ...
|Christian Dem in NC||05/03/2014||11||39||1||-|
|Updated: Dallas Judge Who Asked Victim If She Cried During Rape & Gave Rapist 45 Days - Recuses
*UPDATED below: Here's what we had: 1. A 14-year old girl is raped by 18-year old self-confessed rapist. 2. Judge gives rapist only 45-day jail sentence after facing 20 years. 3. Judge ...
|KosAbility: Med Journal Articles on Sexual Assault, Gender-Based Violence, Bullying, Effects
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual Assault Awareness Month is...an annual campaign ...coordinated by the NSVRC with assistance from ...state, ...
|KosAbility: Medical Journal Articles on Effects of Violence, Abuse & Neglect of Children
April is [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_abuse#Prevention National Child Abuse Prevention] Month and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_Assault_Awareness_Month Sexual Assault Awareness] Month.
|MA boy whose disappearance went unreported for three months is found dead
Back in December, I mentioned the story of Jeremiah Oliver, a five-year-old boy from Fitchburg, Massachusetts who was last seen in September. However, no one knew he was missing until December 2, ...
|Christian Dem in NC||04/20/2014||15||26||-||-|
|Blessed is She....
http://images.dailykos.com/images/78984/thumb/top_te75_0.jpg?1398013445 Blessed is She.... Beth'anya...the first of the week, 9 Nisan, 3793... “Dovid…. Damn it, Rachael, where is that boy ...
|Simple Things: Art, history, and culture in Santa Fe [Aji & Wings]
By now, you should already know that the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe is hosting an art exhibit by Wings . The initial start date of the 15th was pushed back two days, but it's now open through ...
|Community Quilt for triciawyse
Goldie inspects hopeful's quilt Triciawyse, aka The Pootie Queen, lives a life of confinement. She has a seizure disorder -- and it isn't comfortable for her to go out when something might happen ...
|Catching "A Ray of Light, A Passing Shadow," in Santa Fe
How many people take note throughout their day of a singular ray of light or passing shadow? How often do you suppose such things go unnoticed? And when such things are noticed, do you think you'd ...
|Connecticut transgender teen sent to adult prison...convicted of no crime
In Connecticut a transgender teen (16, according to reports) who had been in the custody of the Department of Children and Families was transferred out of that custody and sent to an adult prison , ...
|Community Quilt for 2thanks - Round 3
Center block for hopeful's quilt -- the top will be done this weekend Our friend, 2thanks (or William), is the caregiver to his wife, a woman in very fragile health. She suffers from a number of ...
|Ancestral Places and Sacred Spaces [UPDATE: GOAL REACHED!]
History and culture help us define who we are, why we are the way we are, where we came from and - to an extent - where we are going. The human race is vast, wide and sprawling across this planet: we,
|Aji & Wings Need Our Help
If you're familiar with the Kos Katalogue, you've no doubt seen the many diaries ...
|old two-tone black and white Fairlane
My dad pulls the old two-tone black and white Fairlane into the driveway. “I’ll be back on Sunday to pick you up,” he says. I fetch my small overnight bag and open the door. “OK,” I say ...
|Community Quilt for 2thanks - Round 2
Phil N DeBlanc's quilt -- almost done! Our friend, 2thanks (also known as William) is caregiver to his wife. She suffers from a host of autoimmune problems which have left her in very fragile ...
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