November 08, 2011

Frank Bruni gets child sex abuse half right

But ONLY half right. Until we're ready to admit that not only do many child sex abusers not wear trench coats, but that they also don't wear priestly vestments or the clothes of neighbors down the street, but that they wear the clothes and drive the cars of parents and step-parents (both dads AND moms) grandparents, uncles, aunts and sibilings old enough to not be "Playing doctor," we will still be in a land of myth and denial about the reality of child sexual abuse. And, the horrible stripping away of trust.

Exact numbers are hard to come by, but it's estimated that one-third or more of child sexual abusers are relatives of the child.

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