John Pavlovitz – A Letter to Survivors of Sexual Assault

John Pavlovitz

To every person who has survived harassment, abuse, or violation:

Dear Friend,

I’ve been thinking about you and wanted you to hear a few things today, in case you never hear them for anyone else. I so hope this reaches you.

I imagine these days must be difficult for you.

Not that every day isn’t difficult given what you’ve endured, but I imagine these are especially painful times—
to see the headlines and the hashtags, and to be continually reminded of the personal hell you’ve walked through;
to watch people debate the veracity of accusers,
to see survivors cross-examined by strangers,
to hear supposed adults suggest a child’s consent,
to listen to professed Christians defend predatory politicians using the Bible,
to see lawmakers take the side of the victimizers,
to witness admitted offenders being rewarded. Continue reading “John Pavlovitz – A Letter to Survivors of Sexual Assault”

Masks Off – A Challenge to Men

Film by Matteus Clement & Mazo Media
Poem by Jeremy Loveday (www.jeremyloveday.ca)
Twitter: @JeremyLoveday
https://www.youtube.com/user/jeremylo…

Learn and take action:
Ten things men can do to prevent gender violence: http://jacksonkatz.com/wmcd.html
http://www.whiteribbon.ca/
http://vwsac.com/

With much thanks to the Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre, Gagan Leekha, Billy Yu, and and Jackson Katz.

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