Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Survivor’s Tales: Victims of Abuse, Come Forward

I'm really liking the roll that this guy is getting started:
Everyone, emerge from your hiding places. Spin your tale, weave the fabric. “Give me your tired, your poor. Your huddled masses yearning to be free,” as the poem goes.

Anyone out there pining to exorcise the demons shackling their legs, do it below in the commentary section. Leave no hurt and pain inside. Let it all out.

Regardless of your gender, age, race, religion, ethnicity, color, creed, or mental capacity, whatever part of the world you inhabit, all are welcome to provide their tales of abuse, neglect, and hurt from any girl or woman who dealt harm upon your person either in the past or present.

Let’s show everyone that abuse from women and girls are NOT isolated incidences, that we are neither anomalies nor less of a priority. The sooner society hears us as one voice, the stronger a shift can occur.
And in case you may be worried about how safe the space will be for you to share your stories bear this disclaimer in mind:
Note: This haven is intended to be safe, supportive, and validating for the survivors who comment. Any responses centering on patriarchy, male privilege, who has it worse, and excuses for the female perpetrators/bullies are not welcome. Take it elsewhere, please.

4 comments:

James Landrith said...

Danny,

I was very surprised and encouraged by the appearance of that article.

The comment warning and apparent moderation leaves me with the impression that someone got the message over there with regard to minimization and victim-blaming.

I'll probably be writing something soon for them as well.

Danny said...

How goes it James?

The comment warning and apparent moderation leaves me with the impression that someone got the message over there with regard to minimization and victim-blaming.
And I'm glad they did.

You and all the other male victims out there need a chance to speak up, regardless of what "conventional wisdom" says about male victims.

Tamen said...

Yes, Tim seem to have found a platform which suits him well. I added my story (although it isn't about bullying). There are things I don't agree with them on it seems like Lisa and others at GMP are becoming serious about taking male victims seriously and not dismissing them in the usual ways.

Danny said...

Yes, Tim seem to have found a platform which suits him well. I added my story (although it isn't about bullying). There are things I don't agree with them on it seems like Lisa and others at GMP are becoming serious about taking male victims seriously and not dismissing them in the usual ways.
Yeah Tamen its good to see Tim making progress with finding a platform.

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