I just read this post “CHILD ABUSE OR CONFRONTING ABUSE – WHAT’S THE REAL TABOO?”
This is my comment.
Yes! This is an important topic! This needs to be talked about! My friend can talk about how she had a hard day because her tire went flat…. but I can’t say… “I had a hard day because I had a flash back”…. Taboo’s everywhere!
There is a strong Child Abuse Taboo, it is important we work past this as a society!
And these are the quotes I collected/ liked from it.
“Where abuse is concerned the actual taboo is talking about it, acknowledging and confronting it.”
“However until we break the talking taboo sex abuse will continue and will remain inevitable.”
“I too punch the air when another case is revealed because some fresh air has been blown into the musty long held secret.”
“This is what gives it license to continue, unchallenged.”
” If you experienced something hateful, perpetuated by someone you trusted and actively or passively sanctioned by those you loved…”
“how on earth do you know it is wrong and how on earth do you summon the resources at any point in your life to speak out?”
“We know it’s happening, but we can’t talk about it, for fear of what it might unleash. It is, in fact, too close to home for everyone.”
“it should shine a light on the fact that it happens inside families, outside families, in institutions, by those we trust and don’t trust..
“it happens…in every class, faith, colour, and household, ”