Child Sexual Abuse

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    Magazine Article : Feminist Analysis

    Incest: a Feminist Core Issue That Needs Re-Politizising

    Les Penelopes, January 1, 2004

    The issue of incest in the U.S. is a political issue, one of violence toward women and children that belongs to feminism. It has been hijacked and defused. Women's language has been stolen and reshaped to suit others' agendas. My hope is that reviewing the history might galvanize the action so urgently needed to get our own back.   More

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    The Science of Child Sexual Abuse

    Science, April 22, 2005

    Child sexual abuse (CSA) involving sexual contact between an adult and a child has been reported by approximately 20% of women and 5-10% of men worldwide. A history of CSA leads to serious mental and physical health problems, substance abuse, and criminality in adulthood. Scientific study of CSA is currently under-funded, obscured by contentious forensic controversy, and fragmented by discipline. From public health, economic, ethical, and scientific perspectives, we recommend interdisciplinary consensus panels and increased intellectual investment in CSA research, prevention, intervention, and education.  More

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    MA: Sexual Assault Services SlashedAction_alert

    November 16, 2009

    Earlier this month Governor Deval Patrick cut $1 million (one third of the budget) from the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program. This cut will mean the near elimination of a crucial system of coordinated care for survivors of sexual violence.   Take Action Now!

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    Shattered Hearts: Sexual Trafficking of American Indian Women and Girls in Minnesota

    Minnesota American Indian Women's Resource Center, August 1, 2009

    Police reports from Duluth showed that Native girls were being lured off reservations, taken onto ships in port, beaten, and gang-raped. Native girls were being trafficked into prostitution, pornography, and strip shows over state lines and to Mexico. This is the first report of commercial sexual exploitation of American Indian women and girls.  More

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    Parental Alienation: A Rational Approach

    NY State Office for Prevention of Domestic Violence Newsletter, June 1, 2009

    The fact that divorcing parents often badmouth each other to the children can not justify the damage done to abused and endangered children by PAS and PA accusations. A more rational and fair approach to the claim of PA is presented.  More

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