Monday, May 2, 2011

Armed with Knowledge

It is not the victim of abuse that should be ashamed. It is the abuser. We must learn how to hear the problems of others in a way that does not further isolate them or make them feel as if they are going through some rare, unheard of problem. We need to be armed with knowledge and compassion because while there is more available by way of various associations, books and via the media, there is yet a long way to go to truly see the silent evils of abused men, women and children.

Just look at the alarming rate of abuse being reported against prominent political, religious and social figures. We need some answer for these people and we must provide it in the most open and accepting way possible. 

For those who have not done so yet, please take a trip over by RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) and learn more about what parts you can play.

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