WE MUSTN’T JUST TICK THE BOX IN OUR RESPONSE TO ROTHERHAM | A NEW SELF WRITTEN
8217; Suddenly I realise I have as much right as anyone to talk out on this – I have been abused. I wrote this poem recently to express how it feels from my perspective. I’m more likely to suffer. 8211; anxiety – unexplained pain –. As a victim of abuse. I’m more likely to number amongst. Self harmers – drug misusers –. Disordered – alcoholic –. Psychotic – child abusers –. Ick all that apply. As a victim of abuse. I’m very likely to. 8211; exaggerated –. My facts wrong –. At the hands of a ‘monster’.
CHILD ABUSE OR CONFRONTING ABUSE – WHAT’S THE REAL TABOO? | A NEW SELF WRITTEN
Child sex abuse is a taboo; within the confines of trusted structures such as family or school or religion – even more so. This is quite right. Yet although we operate this system of prohibitions it doesn’t translate into action from us, as a society, to prevent it in the first place. This is because where abuse is concerned the actual taboo is talking about it, acknowledging and confronting it. Is alive with the fact that the Home Secretary’s long promised inquiry into historic child sex abuse. I am not...