The Psychological Cost Of Rape And Sexual Assault

*Today's post is written by Amy Irving.¬†Amy Irving is a BACP Accredited Counsellor for Children, Young People and Adults working in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. Amy specialises in trauma and bereavement work and is passionate about the long-term benefits of early therapeutic intervention and mental health training for local schools and care... Continue Reading →

Want To Know Why The Brock Turner Story Matters? Look At Dr Ford’s Testimony Against Kavanaugh

I'm following the Senate hearing and trying to get this in before the recess finishes. This was written in real time. Dr Christine Blasey Ford looked nervous. She had right to be. Chuck Grassley painted them both as victims, saying that "Both [she and Brett Kavanaugh] had been treated" badly over the last couple of... Continue Reading →

Drawing A Line From The Reporting Of The Brett Kavanaugh Allegations To The Congo

Over the last 24 hours, I've read up about Dr Christine Blasey Ford and her allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and started to read Jason K Stearns Dancing in the Glory of Monsters. These disparate stories share much in common. In one very significant way, they are the same story.... Continue Reading →

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