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I Am Against All Forms Of Abuse

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    I need to say this for all of us.

    I take full responsibility for what I am about to say. I realize MANY will strongly disagree w/me. I am a Christian. Have been one for 44 years. Some of us Christian give Christianity a bad name by what and how we say what we are saying. How we live/behave. I have noticed...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Stop female mutilation it's a disgrace

    and any one carrying out these acts should be mutilated permanently as child abuse
    howardcoleman howardcoleman 66-70, M Mar 20

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    My Mother-in-laws Turn

    Today my mother-in-law visited us. Everything stated off well. Then I left the room to use the bathroom and have a smoke. When I came back they were begining an argument. The argument consisted of how she was abused as a child by her father. How her father was never...
    j21043 j21043 31-35, M Jul 29, 2012

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    Take A Stand

    I was a victim of abuse so from a woman's perspective I know what it's like. I work with children who daily live in fear of someone hurting them. I've witnessed the effects first hand, on animals that were neglected and abused. No abuse is excusable...we need to give a voice...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 29, 2012

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    Any and all it's NOT ok,

    it messes up the mind, scars the soul. I have PTSD depression and some other things, I've tried to o d Mostly cause of the abuse... Why is the world so cold? I've been trying to find the light or happyness
    1Freeyourself1 1Freeyourself1 18-21, M Dec 29, 2013

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    People Or Animals Who Would Stand For Such A Thing.

    Emotional, mental, or physical who would really approve of it? I got bullied but was lucky to be as strong as I am. I have a strong will and brute strength. I would defend myself from many. I wasn't even seen as a women sometimes. I don't really care anymore. It's funny when I...
    Tara277 Tara277 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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    Where do I start I lived in a very violent

    household for around 16 years. Daily there would be put downs/fights physical and emotional. And it was hidden away. My mother suffered a great deal and I'd divert a lot of it onto myself. I realised I dislike violence I have had a difficult time getting on my own two feet as...
    Zzzzzzzzrrr Zzzzzzzzrrr 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 20

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    I Ruin Photos

    So the other day I asked my wife to take a photo of my son and me. The immediate response I got was "NO!". "You'll ruin the picture like you ruin everything". This made me think as I found myself uploading photos to snapfish to share with everyone that the last picture of my...
    j21043 j21043 31-35, M May 31, 2012

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    The Elderly

    This is one form of abuse not often spoken of but my friends it happens a lot! I worked as a CNA for a few years and i could tell some hair raising tales. Ive seen a daughter slap her mother,because mama didnt want to eat. ive seen paitents ignored because they need or want extra...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M Aug 18, 2012

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    There Are All Forms

    There are all forms of abuse; physical, emotional, mental, and variations thereof. The abuse that bothers me the most is that mental, emotional variation called passive aggressiveness.  I think it bothers me so much because it's not only hurtful it's also frustrating.  I would...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40 Aug 2, 2012

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    And Her Mother Is Now In The Thick Of It

    So we are suppose to go on vacation next week. A week solid of a person that does nothing but argue. Imagine my excitment. After last weeks argument she decided she wasn't going, now she is. She got the place for a fathers day gift for her dad. When she invited her parents...
    j21043 j21043 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 4, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I am not only against gay marriage, but against all kinds of civil marriage. I think only religious marriage should exist. What happens to kids then? When a couple has a child...
    gio36 gio36 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I am an individual who is against all form of discrimination. I believe all people should be equal, be it men or woman. If you are discriminating, then I am not your friend period...
    lovelyautumn1989 lovelyautumn1989 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Had the toughest nursing shift last night. In my entire life, that was the very first time someone insulted and scornfully treated me with so much disrespect like I'm a piece of...
    J2911 J2911 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I was abused by my mother... For so long while growing up while I was younger hit me for what seem for no reason! If I didn't do as she asked quickly as she wanted she'd hit or...
    shexlove shexlove 22-25, F Jul 7

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    Once u was abused, i tell u honestly- u will never get over it. Never. You can do a therapy , it will help you to bring all the repressed hurt out but it wouldnt make the abuse...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F Jul 22

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F Jul 21

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    Boy everyone here is really taking a stand. Ooooh you are against child abuse! So edgy! How can you stand to be so daring?? Does this even need to be said? Does anyone like child...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 3

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    While I was growing up I was abused daily by my oldest brother. He would beat me repeatedly. He blacked my eye on more than one occasion. There was nothing I could do about it. My...
    nephthysbaby nephthysbaby 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    This message is to all the radical man hating feminists who go on the Internet to trash and mock the male gender. It is obvious from what you're writing to your 100% blind to what...
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm trying to get a conviction against a man who sexually abused me.
    claireoblast claireoblast 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    Everybody should hate child abuse of any kind and it should not even exist.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Every kid should be happy with their lives and no one should abuse a child in anyway. If it's verbal or physical, I don't want kids to suffer what people like me did.
    Alyzza123 Alyzza123 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I have a lot of respect for people who look past calling abusers "demons and evil" and try to figure out WHY they did it. This way we can over time prevent this from ever...
    Glass64bit Glass64bit 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    It's a terrible terrible thing to deprive a child, the purest form of a human being of happiness. Eventhough I don't like kids I would never imagine why ANYONE would want to cause...
    Someoneatschoolfoundme Someoneatschoolfoundme 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 17

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    The people abused by priests in Ireland, Jersey, England, and countless other places, need closure to their torture. The parents of raped and murdered daughters, need true justice...
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    What do you consider the line between abuse and discipline? Who believes spanking is wrong?
    alphajake alphajake 26-30, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am stronger because of all I've been through... I was 16 when everything happened. It all seemed to snowball honestly. I had been home sick with the flu. I was staying at my...
    Ginnty Ginnty 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    A few days ago searching Amazon found a pair of silicone forms for a great price. They arrived last night but we had visitors over. This morning gave them a try on all I can say...
    cdgirdled cdgirdled 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    I was emotionally abused by my mother all of my life. The abuse started as i was 9 and continued till last year. As i lived with my parents in my mother country i was hurt every...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    So there I was over 30 with there beautiful children. I had been being abused by the man I married for apx ten years. I had gotten a job not a great job but I made some money and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jul 8

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    So here is my story all my life I seeked attention I wanted to be the cemter of attention : talking loud .acting dramaticly .fighting with teacher to make them noticing me born in...
    aryela aryela 18-21, F Jul 10

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    If i see someone abusing their child in any way, especially physically, i always feel; the urge to find a belt and just whack them with it, seeing how they like it when they're the...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M Jul 17

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    This could be triggering to anyone with experiences of sexual or domestic abuse. My life has not been easy. In 2012, I discovered that I was sexually abused as a child. I have no...
    LucellaLuna LucellaLuna 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    Death Penalty, its the easy way out from criminals. Think, would you rather sit in jail the rest of your life, be abused, and neglected. Or be dead. Most people would choose to be...
    MaddyAlexis MaddyAlexis 13-15, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    We condemn rapist, child abusers, murderers and other criminals but we don't put women who abort ( murder) their babies and the doctors who perform these acts into prison? What...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Jul 2

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    Even when I was 3 years old. It was only my dad who did it. My mom sat by and watched because she couldn't do anything about it but come help me afterwards. My dad always thought I...
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M Jul 11

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    Homestly indoctrinating childre with religion is the same, indoctrination period is wrong. I am not against religion by any meens but i do believe we should teach our children to...
    rehn65 rehn65 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    This kind of allegation once made is hard to beet and so it wold seem even harder to recant for the alleged victim. But for the supposed offender there is only that you are in...
    memyselfamdi memyselfamdi 46-50, M Jul 19

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    Finding out that someone else within the family was abused by the same person as I was as a child breaks my ******* heart. I would never wish abuse of any sort on my worst enemy...
    herebutinvisible herebutinvisible 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I wish she instead asked, " Are a Child Abuse Survivor". It is a Statement. How she made it a choice for all. I was never ABUSED as a Child. My Abuse began when I was 35.
    paradisequeen paradisequeen 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    There is a very thin line between corpral punishment and child abuse. Crossing that line is just too easy, so taking the risk is not worth it. Hitting your child doesnt do anything...
    mmc0118 mmc0118 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was about 6 when my older step brother who is about 7 years older than me, sexually abused me. I've tried so hard to block it out, thankfully I only have a short memory of it. It...
    nzm87 nzm87 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I don't know if this counts as emotional abuse, I'm a 21 year old male. So if that matters in whether I am or I'm not I guess I have gender issues too. The Mother who raised me has...
    Nataliewoofwoof Nataliewoofwoof 18-21 1 Response Jul 18

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    "Perfectly Imperfect We have all heard that no two snowflakes are alike. Each snowflake takes the perfect form for the maximum efficiency and effectiveness for its journey. And...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 6

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