Silence_SurvivorsUK

Michael Jackson – the controversy continues

So a new controversy regarding child sexual abuse hits our headlines, once again taking us to places which are uncomfortable, destabilising and unsettling. In the face of these difficult feelings we are often drawn to take rigid positions and, as so often in such matters, we end up in split camps spitting venom in a […]

Asia Argento allegations_SurvivorsUK

Women who support the #MeToo movement must take sexual assault accusations against Asia Argento just as seriously

The #MeToo movement has shed light on a damaging culture of sexual abuse within the entertainment industry, and allowed for a wider conversation about sexual abuse encountered day-to-day. Dozens of women spoke out about being abused by Harvey Weinstein, many of them emboldened by Asia Argento, who spearheaded the movement. So it was hard to […]

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The stigma of the stigma

Is stigma like fear? Just a hologram. Allow me to be frank with you if I may. I need to tell you something. I may not be what I seem. I want to tell you that I feel like a fraud. I want to be open with you. I want to share a deep dark […]

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Lanzarote – Why not?

Heard of the Lanzarote Convention, have you? If you are reading this on the SurvivorsUK website, the chances are you are a survivor yourself. The Lanzarote Convention is about you. The Lanzarote Convention – or the Council of Europe Convention on Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse – was signed by all […]

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