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Rape Survivors Keep Quiet

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There should never be fear of reporting rape and yet schools, individuals, and even families hinder disclosure out of fear of what others may think or how they will reject us or blame us. This is just an example of how school policies can give a rapist criminal more power to rape and brutilize many others.

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Break the Silence – Testimony

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Sexual Assault: A Personal Story

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For a while I have been wanting to open up my life to my readers about an event that forever changed my life.  I believe that the Lord showed me that it is time.

I wrote recently about the new rules at Target, which would allow transgenders to access ladies bathrooms and dressing rooms.  In that piece I asked what would keep a sexual predator from posing as a “transgender” person, to access their prey, and commit unspeakable crimes against women. It seems that the rights of transgenders are more important than keeping women safe from harm.

This morning I read that in 2015, Obama ordered ICE to release 19,723 criminal illegals; 900 of them had committed sexual assault crimes – back into our society. They are everywhere in our country. The states had wanted to deport them, but our president would not allow it.  I live in a sanctuary state, which makes us even more vulnerable to criminals.

Article on released illegal felons 

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When I was 22 years old, I sang for a living in Washington, D.C.  I was part of a band.  I was not saved until 1983.  One evening after our band’s performance, I was attacked by two men and sexually assaulted.  I kept this horrid event secret for a very long time.  I blamed myself.  I was singing in a band and in my mind the assault had to be my fault.

When I finally sought help, I was told that this was not my fault, and that I should not be blaming myself.  I did not continue with therapy. It was too painful to speak about the rape. Every time I would talk about it, I wound up crying hysterically, and feeling worse.

Night Terrors

Within a year I began to have terrible night terrors.  I would run and scream (this is what I was told) but I would not remember doing this.  I broke bones and fell down stairs. Some times this happened 5 nights out of the week.  I thought that I was losing my mind. I didn’t seek help because I was embarrassed. But I confided in a lady from church in the 1980’s. She urged me to try to be part of a sleep study at NIH.

I was admitted into a sleep study there. I never told the neurologist about the attack.  I just couldn’t talk about it with him. I had terrors during my stay at NIH. The doctor diagnosed me with Nocturnal Panic Attack Syndrome.

PTSD

It was years later that I learned that my night terror attacks were a hallmark symptom of PTSD. I thought that only soldiers struggled with this. It seems that being sexually assaulted causes PTSD too.

Gripped by fear

Everywhere I go, I am hyper vigilant. I am constantly looking over my shoulder. I will not get into an elevator with just men – I wait for a mixed crowd. I live in a constant state of fear. After I was saved in 1983, I was a bit better. I knew that Jesus was watching over me. But the scars from the attack ran deep.  The night terrors continued.  I prayed and prayed that the Lord would protect me from these terrors. It was as if the devil used my sleeping hours to attack. I was convinced that this was spiritual and not just from the rape.

After a night terror, I would begin to be cognizant of my surroundings – not remembering the terror, but I was aware that something awful had happened to me. All I remembered is that I felt as if I was dying.  The next day, my head felt like I had been in an accident and had sustained brain damage. Concentrating was difficult.

Another victim

When I was a young girl, my mother’s best friend had been shopping with her daughter. They were in the dressing room, trying on clothes. A man got into their dressing room and the man raped my mother’s friend in front of her 8 year old daughter.  Both were scarred for life.

How can they forget about our rights?

It seems so demonic to me that a store would put the “feelings” of a person who is confused about their gender, over the safety of women. This is absolutely crazy and demonically inspired.  Are they waiting for the worst case scenario to happen, and only then will this be rethought?

My prayer is that this article will help in some small way.  It was the hardest thing for me to write this, but I truly felt the Lord urging me to do it.

Come Lord Jesus

I am a Jewish Christian who was born-again in 1983. Yeshua is my life. Writing about Him is my passion. Maranatha!!

DANGEROUS PRECIDENT!

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Man Pretending to be “Transgendered” Attacks Multiple Victims in Women’s Facilities!

MARIANNE BERNARD APRIL 16, 2016 FEATURED ARTICLES, POLITICAL, WORLD NEWS, YOU DECIDE LEAVE A COMMENT

Written by  Bethany Blankley  Posted on Eagle Rising

 

A biological man, Christopher Hambrook, claimed to be ‘transgender’ in order to prey on women at two Toronto shelters. He was recently jailed “indefinitely” after a judge declared him to be a “dangerous offender.”

The Toronto Sun reports that Hambrook, a man, who called himself “Jessica,” entered women’s shelters and sexually assaulted several women in 2012. He served four years in jail in Montreal for a 2002 sexual assault of a five-year-old girl, and for raping a mentally challenged 27-year-old woman while on bail for the first crime.

This is exactly what gender rational people have been arguing: allowing men into women’s bathrooms poses dangers to women and girls. It’s irrational, irresponsible, and gives predators free access to prey on the innocent.

This is the consequence of allowing transgender, perverted, predatory heterosexual pedophiles access to be around women and girls:

  • Court documents reveal that one woman awoke to find Hambrook assaulting her on her bed.

“Her tights had been pulled down past her bottom and her bathing suit had been pulled to the side. She yelled at the accused, demanding to know what he was doing. He simply covered his face with his hands, said ‘Oops!’ and started giggling.”

  • Evidence was also presented of Hambrook terrorizing a deaf woman living in the shelter. “The accused grabbed the complainant’s hand and forcibly placed it on his crotch area while his penis was erect.” She also reported that Hambrook peered through a gap between the door and its frame to watch her while she showered.

The Toronto Sun reports that Hambrook was a former stripper and escort. The Ontario, Canadian government, recently amended its Human Rights Code to include “gender identity” and “gender expression” as grounds for discrimination in 2012.

The bill’s sponsors said the law enable “social change” in Canada. Yet, is allowing sexual assault the social change Canada was seeking?

Canada Family Action president, Brian Rushfeldt, told LifeSiteNews that Hambrook’s method to enter women’s shelters proves that the “gender identity legislation is inherently flawed.” He added,

“The Ontario law is dangerous. It is unacceptable that any country would allow a law which puts citizens at risk. It proves the law was ill planned and executed, and the government should be held legally responsible for these crimes.”

Jack Fonseca, of Campaign Life Coalition, told LifeSiteNews: it “didn’t take a brain surgeon to predict that letting men into women’s bathrooms and other private spaces would eventually lead to sexual assaults.

“I wish we didn’t have to say ‘I told you so,’ but Ontario’s party leaders and MPPs were warned that the transsexual ‘Bathroom Bill’ endangered women and needed to be defeated.”

Liberals were warned that this would happen, and it did.

What is the legislature trying to achieve?

Why is the first instance of a transgender pervert using a woman’s shelter and bathroom one that leads to sexual assault of women?

Does no one care about women’s safety anymore?

I seek first the kingdom of Christ because everything else in this world is perishing. All that I have is from God who is always faithful. I have worked hard all my life and will continue as long as God lends me breath. The mistakes and bad judgments I made in my life all stemmed from me trying to work things out by myself. I have learned the hard way that the victory over all of my problems and the answers to all of my desires lie solely in my Savior, Jesus Christ.It is now my desire to share the words that God gives me to encourage and give hope to others who need the strength that only faith in Christ can give.

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You aren’t forgotten guys

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 Girls are not the only ones who fall victim to the evil of sexual abuse. It is true that statistics show that more females are sexually abused than males. According to many of the statistics I researched it is said that 1 in 3 girls are sexually abused by the time they are 16 years old. Those same statistics report 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused by the time they are 16 years old.

According to RAIN, (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) “10% of children in the United States have been sexually abused.” I must note here that these statistical numbers are taken from KNOWN sexual abuse reports. Thousands of children never report the abuse.  Boys are much less likely to report the abuse than girls.

Males have the same issues of guilt, shame, low self-esteem, self-loathing, hatred, deep depression, and anger as the females but they also have some added issues that females do not grapple with. Masculinity for one. “Be a man!” “Men don’t cry.” Concerns about sexual orientation add to the mix, isolation is prevalent due to a belief that “men are immune to sexual assault.”

RAIN reports that for both men and women of sexual assault, (childhood sexual abuse is sexual assault!) that they will be:

3 times more likely to suffer from depression.

6 times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

13 times more likely to abuse alcohol.

26 times more likely to abuse drugs.

4 times more likely to contemplate suicide.

Our hearts tend to cry for the young innocent girls but when a boy reports he’s been abused he is more likely to not be believed. Our society grapples with a boys violation as not being sexual abuse. Praise God more children are reporting the abuse and more awareness is being made but until a child is believed, regardless of male or female, the statistics won’t change.

As with girls, boys will also blame themselves for the abuse. Boys may have even more confusion due to the unwanted physical response during the abuse. This response (arousal) is absolutely no indication that the abuse is wanted or liked! Distrust is a big issue for both sexes to overcome, as well as problems with intimacy, anxiety, fearfulness, sleep problems, feelings of worthlessness, depression, and maintaining the silence. These are common to both sexes.

Childhood sexual abuse has so many deep and complicated emotional issues to battle with that the suicide rate is staggering. According to the American Association of Suicidology in their 2013 report, “Globally, 18% of females and 7.6% of males committed suicide. One third of these children were under the age of 12.

Shame and guilt are prevalent reasons why adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse do not seek counseling. Women tend to seek counseling more frequently than men. Men, if they seek counseling, usually do so for depression or anxiety, or, or. They rarely seek it for help with the abuse issues. Until the underlying issues/core issues are addressed guys, freedom from the issues brought about from the abuse is hindered. You can’t fix what isn’t revealed.

Let me emphasize here, You did not want it! You did not ask for it! You are not to blame! A very sick and perverted person did this to you! God knows your pain and wants to heal you. God did not create you to be abused; physically, emotionally, or sexually!  

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Assignment:

Watch this 27 minute video. (Everyone should watch this video. VERY informative.)

Men – In what ways did this video help you? Writing those thoughts in your journal can help bring greater clarity.

Women – what revelations about male abuse did you learn? Can you relate? How did you feel about what you learned? Journal about it.

 

 

“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.” Ro. 8:1

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If you have confidential questions/comments feel free to e-mail me at: elah501c@bellsouth.net

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Blessings to you and I hope to see you next week.