A couple of my recent posts – So The Psychiatrist Said…, and How Far Is Too Far, garnered some interesting speculation. I was particularly interested in one of the negative comments and have put part of my answer to it in this post.
Let me begin by saying that my words are not harming my children, they are fifteen and nineteen, not five and nine years old, they are old enough to understand that standing up and speaking out about injustice is not a bad thing, it is a necessary thing. Secondly, I’m their mother, they have never read and have no interest in reading my blog, as far as they are concerned I don’t really exist outside of the realm of “mother”. Besides, why should I keep my experience with abuse quiet from them? They are two girls, in a group of three, one of them will be a victim of abuse in their lifetime. Hopefully mine will have learned from me that abuse is not acceptable.
At least I’m damn sure I’m no longer willing to keep my mouth shut because what i say may make someone else feel uncomfortable. You should feel uncomfortable. Abuse is more than uncomfortable, it destroys lives and families, it harms society as a whole and it will take the whole of society to stand up and put an end to it.
F.U. secrets, I’m standing up and shouting out. How dare you tell me not to?