- January 11
- survivor: a person who continues to function or prosper in spite of opposition, hardship, or setbacks.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Life Event
August 10, 2012 11:56PM
- Raising Boys Without Men, Part
June 14, 2012 06:21PM
- 50 Shades of Awful
April 26, 2012 11:36AM
- Raising Boys Without Men, Part
April 19, 2012 07:56PM
- My Dog Reese
April 16, 2012 11:36AM
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- “I did find this
fabulously talented blogger
who reads the
books and recaps
November 15, 2012 11:34AM
- “Thank you! (Thoth, it's
"mother," but it's good to
August 11, 2012 10:12AM
- “Very funny ... and
June 15, 2012 10:21AM
- “Thanks, Thoth. I miss
your posts, even if I only
found them a
few months ago.
June 14, 2012 08:18PM
- “Funny ... and a little
scary! I worry about the folks
May 17, 2012 12:56PM
I am approaching what one calls a “life event.” My only child is leaving for college. I don’t know how other parents feel about this sort of thing, but I am struggling.
I never “left for college.” I was kind of a jerk as a teen (to put it mildly)… Read full post »
I am an avid reader with varied tastes in literature, so it is not uncommon for friends and acquaintances to recommend books. One week, several people mentioned the new trilogy, 50 Shades of Grey, so I acquired a copy of the first book.
I was not aware at the time that the… Read full post »
I’m sorry I can’t remember any of your names any more. It’s like being part of a club nobody wants membership to: The Women Daniel Raped Club. I’m sorry for those of you who found yourselves awakened in the middle of the night by a stranger in your home, rifling th… Read full post »
I log in to Open Salon daily. I like the headlines, I like reading opinion-based news and blogs and, for the most part, I find the OS crowd to be fair, balanced and supportive. However, every day since our dear Mr. Limbaugh made his infamous "slut" comments about Georgetown Law student… Read full post »
The man who raped me was 20 years old at the time of the assault. He was African American, about 5'7" and 175 pounds. Over the course of his confession (all 175 pages of it), prosecution, and sentencing, I learned that he was 13 when he began breaking in to women's… Read full post »
The thing that angers me most about the case against the serial rapist who was my attacker is not what happened to me; at least, not directly. The thing that really sets me off is what happened to the women before me.
I was victim number 14. Victim 13, who… Read full post »
Alternate titles for this post included "The Detective, My Hero" and "How I got Lucky the Night I was Raped," but for continuity's sake and concern that my particular brand of black humor might not be everyone's cup of tea, I'm sticking with this one.
The detective who was called to… Read full post »
I was raped long before I ever took a Women's Studies course, but I was certainly aware of the stigma attached to being a survivor. Terms like "victim blaming" and "damaged goods" were at the forefront of my mind while I dealt with the aftermath of the rape. Scenarios where I… Read full post »
My phone started ringing at 7:00 a.m. The first call was from my friend Jo, who excitedly asked if I was celebrating. I had no idea what she was talking about until I turned on my television. Then I checked the missed calls on my cell phone ... the Detective had… Read full post »
According to rainn.org, 60% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police and 15 out of 16 rapists never spend a day in jail. My story defies these statistics, and I hope that telling others of my experiences will help begin to change statistics like these.
As an advocate for othe… Read full post »