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  •  I put off reading this for days. (4+ / 0-)
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    DianeNYS, dear occupant, Matt Z, Agent99

    Thank you for writing it.

    There are the acts that people call sex. The ways to touch genitals not yet formed completely. The terror of breathing fast and hard. The horrible experience of nasty breath hot on your face.

    And there are the things we survivors carry away, the dark pathways we travel trying to get our selves back.

    The first part is a sin, which needs to be witnessed by every adult. I could tell you stories of law enforcement knowing over 150.000 IP addresses of predators against children. I could tell you that congress will not fund a program to arrest and prosecute these monsters whose location is KNOWN. We say we care about children. We use that idea to justify lots of prejudice. But we don't act with caring.

    The second part is our own. Our own journey, as unique and beautiful as each survivor is unique and beautiful. It is the flowering of our spirit in the best way we can grow.

    You took that part and wrote it so honestly. I hope your writing finds a larger audience. It is our stories that will force adults to face this monstrous reality and to finally act against it.

    Poverty = politics.

    by Renee on Fri Jan 27, 2012 at 09:54:19 AM PST

    •  It amuses me that I said days. You published (2+ / 0-)
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      dear occupant, Matt Z

      this yesterday. Well, it felt like days...

      Poverty = politics.

      by Renee on Fri Jan 27, 2012 at 10:30:16 AM PST

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    •  renee, sorry for the delay in responding but (1+ / 0-)
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      i had just gotten home from work and was tired and i wanted to think a little before commenting.

      i've been writing something lately that reminded me of

      I put off reading this for days.

      so often in my past i've rejected what i needed to do, or facing a hard truth or a conversation that i knew was going to be uncomfortable. i would turtle.

      i'm not saying that's what you were doing but it just sounded so familiar to me. i'm glad once you took the leap you found something here. i'm not sure i can describe what that means to me, i'm sure i can't.

      your language is familiar too, i enjoy listening to you, you always give me ideas. thank you for that.

      There is a crime here that goes beyond denunciation. There is a sorrow here that weeping cannot symbolize. There is a failure here that topples all our success. Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck

      by dear occupant on Fri Jan 27, 2012 at 10:19:40 PM PST

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      •  Oh it's definitely what I was doing. Sometimes (2+ / 0-)
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        dear occupant, Onomastic

        the hard truth is … I want to say too much but I always come around to facing it. I suspect I need time to prepare first.

        Thank you for saying I give you ideas. You are welcome. Not just because of the childhood sexual abuse, but also because I am gay and raised by people who taught me I was an abomination I am far enough outside our culture that I see things pretty differently. There is often a gift in the suffering if one looks hard enough. I love my perspective even if I regret how I got it.

        Poverty = politics.

        by Renee on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 08:55:45 AM PST

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