If you see something, say something. If you think something is wrong, say something. If you have a hunch, a gut instinct, a “feeling”, say something. You might be saving a child from years of further abuse. You might even save a life.
At my university, we have these signs around campus that say, “If you see something, say something” with a number to the campus police department underneath. They mean exactly that–if you see something, something disturbing or concerning or out of place, say something to the proper authorities.
By now, everyone knows about the Duggar family scandal. Josh Duggar, the oldest of the “19 Kids and Counting” children, molested at least 4 of his sisters, and a girl not related to the family, as per the police report. It’s impossible to know if there were more victims, and if so, how many.
What’s terrifying and sickening is the number of women raised in hyper-fundamentalist churches with similar values who say that the sexual abuse of girls and women is commonplace within their subculture. How common it is within specific groups is impossible to say, but survivors of “Christian” organizations like the…
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