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Dec 14, 2011
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Organized Acts of Human Evil Who best to explain what it means—how it feels—to be held captive by the acts and ordeals of everyday evil than those who speak of having survived such atrocities? Writing this Blog is to share with equality, dignity and respect the voices of those who have …
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Category: Triggers
Tags: Self-cutting, Classic NST, anorexia

Dec 07, 2011
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Did you know that rats can manipulate themselves physically? I didn’t. That is, not until I read RATS Observations on the History & Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants, by Robert Sullivan.[1] Rats have the ability to manipulate their skeletal bones into overlapping as the…
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Category: Survival
Tags: Exposure, Healthy Revenge

Nov 29, 2011
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Over several 100 individuals have responded to our questionnaire, ‘What are your thoughts'.[1,2] It is made up of a list of violent acts that victimized persons speak of enduring. Respondents are asked to decide that if many or all of the listed acts were inflicted onto one person would t…
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Category: emotional memories
Tags: blame-the-victim

Nov 19, 2011
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It’s rather a weird title, but when all of these relational realities recently collided, my decision was made. These issues would be the title for this Blog. For five years I have looked forward to receiving the next edition of the Journal on Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and Prevention o…
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Category: Survival
Tags: out of body responses

Nov 14, 2011
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Last week as I stood over my kitchen sink washing my dishes I was multitasking—washing dishes, cleaning up my kitchen and watching the program Daily Planet on the Discovery Channel which got me into thinking. The TV program had caught my attention because it was showing the excitement and thri…
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Category: NST
Tags: rituals, summer solstice

Oct 31, 2011
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Linda and I attended the Atlantic National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, (TRC) with a friend, on the 29th of October. The TRC is part of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement,[1] a class action lawsuit concerning the Canadian history of the Indian Resident…
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Category: Humans Rights
Tags: punishment

Oct 26, 2011
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There are many forms of torture. I will focus, however, on the torture of solitary confinement because Linda and I were recently sent a BBC News article discussing statements by Juan Mendez, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. He s…
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Category: NST
Tags: solitary confinement

Oct 20, 2011
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I am adding this word ‘tabooization’ to my language. Because, in my opinion, it reinforces gender-based oppression; it is used to silence persons who have suffered sexualized victimization. In effect, tabooization sends socio-cultural and relational messages to victimized persons, predom…
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Category: Humans Rights
Tags: taboos

Oct 06, 2011
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Why can't reporters get it? Why can't they become aware that when writing about sexualized violence committed against children, including babies, that their wording must not be described as babies and children engaging in "sex acts" with adults? Such wording—"some as young as babies, engaged i…
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Category: Child Pornography
Tags: pedophilia

Oct 03, 2011
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Every September morning that Linda and I walked down heavily worn thick stone steps of the hostel that housed our six day stay in Poland, I wondered about the peoples whose ancient footsteps had carved such indented pathways that now led us onto the Polish streets. Sadly, I left Poland never being a…
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Category: Humans Rights
Tags: comodification

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