Tags - abuse

  Figures show that up to a third of sixth-form girls had been touched inappropriately by boys in their school. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9676600/Explicit-web-pornography-behind-surge-in-schoolgirl-sex-abuse.html And the case of the wo
Elle · 2044 days ago

For the last few weeks I have struggled watching or reading the news. This scandal is brewing and raging on, one of the worst, if not the worst, Britain has known. Where will it end? Who knows, with talk of several other celebrities and politicians involve
Elle · 2052 days ago

Fade to grey No one sees No one knows Would they even care? What am I doing? It hurts but I feel relief Nobody sees the pain inside of me Nobody wants to know Not really I disappear in front of their eyes But they’re too blind to notice Or perhaps th
Elle · 2074 days ago

Sometimes kindness can be the last straw   I was going to write quite a lengthy post and I ran out of time, or rather it turned to be more difficult to write than I anticipated. Kindness, the last straw? Perhaps you will recognise this feeling, when it all
Elle · 2114 days ago

They say you can judge a person by the way they treat animals... I would agree with that. I'm reminded how much I wanted a pet when I was a child. My mother had a no fur, no feather policy. My father had a dog before he met her, being non-grata in our hous
Elle · 2131 days ago

Every year, the same question, an accusation for some. "Do we really need Women's Day?" Of course, we do. And why not?   So, I've been away and I've been quiet. My friends know why, no need to go back on that. I am extremely tired and concentrating on my
Elle · 2301 days ago

What is freedom? and what do you do with it? We can all be free, even when we don't think we can. It's a state of mind. "Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you." This is one of my favourite quotes by Jean-Paul Sartre. I know, you'll tell me it
Elle · 2333 days ago

Read in the Guardian Not the way to free women from their abusers! News Society Domestic violence Cuts force domestic violence refuges to turn victims away Charities say funding cuts mean it is increasingly difficult to find beds for vulnerab
Elle · 2334 days ago

Let's talk about sex, baby Let's talk about you and me Let's talk about all the good things And the bad things that may be   Remember that song from Salt 'n' Pepa? OK, so I'm one of those people who can't hear one thing without relating it to a song. It
Elle · 2445 days ago

I grew up in a funny way. Nudity was not something to seen or shared. My mother was very prim and proper, although I did discover another side to her after her death. I got conflicting messages all throughout my childhood. We spent a lot of time in France
Elle · 2454 days ago

It's not all about Dominique Strauss-Khan, it's about attitudes. As I've said repeatedly, only two people know what happened that day. Whatever happened, whatever the conclusion, people have to live with their conscience. Yep, I know, I'm probably old-fash
Elle · 2548 days ago

So many of us have encountered abuse. So many of us have buried their wounds deep inside. Children are afraid, they daren't talk or they rebel, they run away, try and kill themselves. We all run away somehow. I mostly retreated in my imagination, believing
Elle · 2587 days ago

French women can be hard to understand. Many are happy to live in a society where chauvinism and sexism are kings. This really is hard for me to fathom. Really, hard. They tend to regard feminism with distrust, something best left to English and Americans.
Elle · 2589 days ago

A woman claims to have been sexually assaulted. "He was set up. He couldn't have." Some claim Sarkozy himself had him framed. Well, wouldn't that make for a great story? All the papers say how DSK's weakness is women, how well-known it is. "She's a lowly m
Elle · 2593 days ago

Why on earth do I feel compelled to react to this? I'm talking about the book review about abusive relationships.   To claim the main reason women stay in an abusive relationship is mainly out of fear of loneliness is in my eyes a very weak argumen
Elle · 2976 days ago

Leaving your past where it belongs Don't hang on to your past.It may have hurt but it will never hurt you again in the same way.Talking about it helps but ultimately you need to leave the past where it belongs and start living your life.Clinging to a pain
Elle · 3006 days ago

As a child, I kept quiet, I was frightened, didn't know who to trust, felt ashamed and also far too proud. I've learned that the more you open up to other people,the more they' ll open up to you.The more you talk about abuse, the more awareness is raised.
Elle · 3028 days ago

I mostly lived in fear as a child.In fact, I cannot remember a time when I felt completely safe. I encountered abuse in many forms,verbal,physical and sexual. Pain comes and goes but psychological scars are much more difficult to heal, the scabs they leav
Elle · 3029 days ago
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