Child Abuse and the Likely Abusers… ⚠️

Trigger Warning ⚠️ Child Sexual Abuse Information

Not all of us are aware that when we warn our children not to talk to strangers and not to get into cars of people you don’t know… the statistics show that the person most likely to abuse a child is someone close to them, like a parent, teacher or older relative.

These are the predators we need to protect our children from… as well as the “boogie man down the alleyway”. Remember that women sexually abuse too. Leaving a child with a female doesn’t necessarily mean they’re automatically safe from sexual abuse.

“Any child is at risk of being sexual abused. It’s important to remember that both boys and girls can be sexually abused.

Most children who’ve been sexual abused were abused by someone they know. This could be a family member, a friend or someone who has targeted them – like a teacher or sports coach.”

“If a child reveals abuse
If a child talks to you about sexual abuse it’s important to:

listen carefully to what they’re saying
let them know they’ve done the right thing by telling you
tell them it’s not their fault
say you’ll take them seriously
don’t confront the alleged abuser
explain what you’ll do next
report what the child has told you as soon as possible.”

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/child-sexual-abuse/

#NSPCC #children #abuse #MeToo #survivor #childabuse #help

Fundamentalist Baptist preacher Jonathan Shelley Is Openly Antisemitic! He Has No Shame 😳🤷🏻‍♀️

Trigger Warning ⚠️ Antisemitic Rant by a Preacher

Here’s New Independent Fundamentalist Baptist preacher Jonathan Shelley just going on a wildly anti-Semitic rant in church yesterday.

The assumptions are ridiculous and he’s so full of anger it’s wild. Does he know that other races are doctors and lawyers?

Study and learning are valued by many people, including Jewish people. Does he hate all Doctors and Lawyers or is it just the Jewish ones??

If there was a god and they healed people there would be no Doctors. We wouldn’t need them!

However disturbing it is to hear someone so blatantly hating the Jewish Community, it’s also good that it’s been recorded and put online so people know what this man is about

A genuine Christian wouldn’t hate other people just for existing and being themselves. He is a disgrace and shouldn’t be associated with genuine Christians who are about love and compassion and respecting others. Not about hate.

#mentalhealth #extremist #christianity #preach #church #Texas #usa #JonathanShelley #Antisemitism #bekind #Respect #baptist #stop #Jewish #doctor #lawyers #divorce #lovenothate #ranting

My Mental Health is an Ongoing Struggle… And I feel So Alone Even in a Room Full of People….

No visible symptoms, no runny nose, just a head full of darkness. No fever or rash, no fractures or sprains, just a longing for something unable to explain…

THE ONLY THING MORE EXHAUSTING THAN HAVING A MENTAL ILLNESS IS PRETENDING LIKE YOU DON’T.

MY ONLY RELIEF IS SLEEP. WHEN I AM ASLEEP, I AM NOT SAD, I AM NOT ANGRY, I AM NOT LONELY, I AM NOTHING.

It’s okay to not be perfect. It’s okay to make mistakes. It’s okay to do something that you hadn’t done, because if we don’t do those things we never grow.

IT’S OKAY TO FEEL UNSTABLE. IT’S OKAY TO DISASSOCIATE. IT’S OKAY TO HIDE FROM THE WORLD. IT’S OKAY TO NEED HELP. IT’S OKAY NOT TO BE OKAY. YOUR MENTAL ILLNESS IS NOT A PERSONAL FAILURE.

“Thoughts could leave scars deeper than almost anything else.”

People with mental health problems are almost never dangerous. In fact, they are more likely to be the victims than the perpetrators. At the same time, mental illness has been the common denominator in one act of mass violence after another.

I felt held hostage by her illness and by the backward mental health system that once again was incapable of helping our family in crisis.

I wish people could understand that the brain is the most important organ of our body. Just because you can’t see mental illness like you could see a broken bone, doesn’t mean it’s not as detrimental or devastating to a family or an individual.

Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is More COMMOn and also More hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal Mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.”

“I’m fine, I’m just tired”

My depression is setting in but I don’t want to bother you with it.

MAYBE IT’S TIME TO GIVE UP. MY MENTAL ISSUES HAVE WORN ME DOWN TO NOTHING. I CAN’T CONTROL THE PTSD.

NO ONE UNDERSTANDS WHAT I TRY TO TELL THEM. I FEEL LIKE A BURDEN WITH NO END IN SIGHT…

Yet I know I have to keep fighting….

ABC The Bachelor, Colton Underwood, Comes out 🏳️‍🌈

Former Bachelor star Colton Underwood speaks his truth and comes out to Robin Roberts: “I’m gay. And I came to terms with that earlier this year and have been processing it… I’m the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been in my life.”

Colton would “pray the gay away and be straight”. This was mostly because of his strict catholic faith. So happy he’s finally spoken his truth. 🏳️‍🌈

For the whole interview click this link.

https://youtu.be/x5WsydRK30Q

#TheBachelor #ColtonUnderwood #pride #lgbt

FGM – Female Genital Mutilation Must Be Banned Once And For All In All States

This makes a nonsense of the claim that FGM is done to protect the virginity of the girl / Woman.

This women was butchered after her 3rd child and it can only have been done on the orders of her husband or relatives and as such is an actual assault on her person.

It always saddens me to witness women being part of an unacceptable and very painful cultural practices that mostly serve evil misogynistic ideas. It’s so difficult to understand 💔

Reading this sent chills down me…. this is the reality of what too many women and girls are put through… 🥺💔

#FGM #femalegenitalmutilation #women #girls #abuse #misogyny #EndFGM #NoFGM #female #stopFGM #culture #religion #faith #abuse

Unorthodox – How a Young Woman from Williamsburg is Studying to Become a Doctor

“Unlike what you might expect, Nisi does not hate Satmar. She is very critical of the leadership and many aspects of the lifestyle, but she maintains that the people there in general are just as nice as everyone else, and the community engages in tremendous chesed. She has a positive relationship with her family – her mother is immensely proud of her becoming a doctor – and she goes back regularly to visit.”

What an inspirational woman. I really recommend you read this article 💚💚💚

#judaism #Satmar #williamsburg #unorthodox #Netflix #Medical #Students #strong #hasidic

http://www.rationalistjudaism.com/2021/03/unorthodox-unorthodox.html

Click on the link above for the article.