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{May 21, 2010}   Food For Thought

We shall not cease from exploration

 and at the end of all our exploring

will be to arrive where we started

and to  know the place for the first time

                                 …T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets



{May 19, 2010}   Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground by Cathleen Boyle

Imagine a world where woman are Goddesses esteemed as  mothers of creation

            The gate through which life enters the world…

Imagine a world governed by spirit

Imagine a world where woman are rulers and priestess

Imagine a world of equal partnership and no ranking between men and women

Imagine a world without attack and violence

Imagine a world abiding in peace

Imagine a world creative and loving

Imagine a world where art and beauty are pervasive

        It is a world remembered not imagined

 It is the prevailing paradigm of past civilizations

Women are a sacred ground of creation…

 



If date rape is a an illuion perpetrated by woman why do men get caught trafficing date rape drugs??http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/04/2-found-with-phony-money-fake-ids-weapons-and-date-rape-drug-at-downtown-hyatt.html .  My daughter unknowingly ingested a drink laced with GHB. It killed her.  Now, there are medical uses of  GHB: http://scienceblogs.com/terrasig/2010/02/former_date_rape_drug_reincarn.php



Hello World, I am now posting from a Word Press Platform and hoping for more eyes and more people to share their date rape stories and raise date rape awareness http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Y5m6I0e7s&feature=related.  Despite the horror of date rape it is embedded in our culture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeMeDihwyrg

Found these typical responses to date rape and actual stats:

  • “It can’t happen to me.”
    Anyone can be sexually assaulted. Studies show that victims range in age from infancy to people in their nineties, and include people from every racial, economic, religious and social background. Each minute, 1.3 women are raped (National Victim Center and Center for Crime Victims Treatment and Research, 1992).
  • “She asked for it.”
    No one asks to be sexually assaulted. Nor does anyone’s behavior justify or excuse the crime. People have a right to be safe from a sexual violation at any time and place, and under any circumstance. The offender, not the victim, is responsible for their actions.
  • “Most offenders are men who differ from the victim in race or ethnicity.”
    Over 90% of sexual assaults occur between people of the same racial or ethnic background.
  • “Most sexual assaults are committed by strangers at night in out-of-the-way places.”
    Familiar people and places are more dangerous. As many as 80% of sexual assaults are committed by someone the victim knows (FBI statistics). Over 50% of sexual assaults occur in the home and as many occur during the daytime as happen at night.
  • “Only women can be raped.”
    The FBI estimates that as many as one in 10 men are victims of sexual assault. Other researchers estimate that between one in four and one in seven male children are sexually abused. http://www.troopers.state.ny.us/crime_prevention/Violence/Date_Rape/


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