I am a survivor of extremely severe ritualistic childhood abuse and sadistic systematic torture. This blog has helped me get my voice back and documents the journey I'm on to heal from the trauma and damage caused by that appalling abuse. Now is the time for me to tell of MY experience by speaking the truth about MY life. I will be silenced no more! On this blog I share MY life, MY healing journey; helpful quotes/stuff I come across and MY thoughts along the way. The more I speak out the more liberated I am from the shame and trauma of the abuse. My broken wings are gradually being repaired. Without God in my life I wouldn't still be here. But somehow, I keep on staying alive, surviving and rarely, occasionally, living a little!

Saturday, 19 November 2011

ABUSE AND POWER

I was reading an article today by someone reflecting on the Penn State abuse revelations in the United States. The article was written by someone who is very aware of child abuse within youth detention facilities. 

There were two comments in the article which jumped out at me and apply to abuse in any context.

"When people have unchecked power, bad things happen. When predators have unchecked power, horrendous things happen."

"Those who participate or acquiesce in the abuse of children must be held accountable -- even when the victims are behind bars."

The article can be read at

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