Stop Abuse Campaign Protecting Children. Preventing Trauma. 2016-06-26T13:45:22Z http://stopabusecampaign.com/feed/atom/ Melanie Blow <![CDATA[The Painful Cost of Disbelieving Women Part 2]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12468 2016-06-26T13:45:22Z 2016-06-26T13:33:21Z Our culture's belief that women frequently fabricate stories about rape spills over into family court. This results in judges dismissing true allegations of child sexual abuse and punishing women for making them. This hurts children, and that harms all of us. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Bullying]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12461 2016-06-24T21:51:19Z 2016-06-24T21:51:19Z Shame based punishments seem to be growing in popularity these days, especially as social media allows parents to share their stories of them far and wide. Shaming children doesn't teach them how to be good people. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[The Stop Abuse Campaign, Advocates urge Governor to Protect Kids]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12452 2016-06-24T13:37:14Z 2016-06-24T02:09:29Z The Stop Abuse Campaign and the founder of Fight for Kids presented Governor Cuomo a petition with over 27600 signatures in support of reforming New York's Statute of Limitations on child sexual abuse. While New York's politicians are find this distasteful , it is the most significant legislation to protect children from sexual abuse. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Catholic League Shows Contempt for Real Rape Victims]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12442 2016-06-23T01:13:14Z 2016-06-23T01:13:14Z The Catholic League's Bill Donohue releases a toxic declaration of "victory" over Statute of Limitations reform in New York. The report is full of untruths and mis-characterizations, and the momentum surrounding SOL reform in NY is growing, not shrinking. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Why?]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12430 2016-06-20T19:21:24Z 2016-06-20T19:21:24Z Unprecedented media attention, advocate engagement and lobbying didn't persuade the New York legislature to pass comprehensive Statute of Limitations reform for child sexual abuse this year. And the question we need to ask of our elected officials is Why? read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Keeping Sex Offenders On The Streets By All Means Necessary]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12425 2016-06-19T15:22:56Z 2016-06-19T15:22:56Z The Roman Catholic Church famously opposes reforming the Statute of Limitations on child sexual abuse that would make existing laws against the crime much more enforceable. In Pennsylvania, legislators are coming forward with details of threats and public shaming that seem very un-Christian. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[The Painful Cost of Disbelieving Women]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12421 2016-06-19T04:06:20Z 2016-06-19T04:06:20Z Stories of rape are always met with rebuttals of "women make up stories about rape all the time". However, research doesn't support that. And while false accusations of rape can certainly harm someone, ignoring genuine accusations harms us all, much more often. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[New Norm?]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12417 2016-06-17T17:15:36Z 2016-06-17T17:15:36Z We seem to read about new mass shootings all the time. We're almost getting used to them. Surely, there is more than one answer to this problem, but let's start by not doing things that desensitize kids to violence. That's one ingredient to making a more peaceful world that we can all do in our own homes. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[How I Got In, and How I Got Out]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12412 2016-06-17T02:33:39Z 2016-06-17T02:33:39Z How one thriving woman entered an abusive relationship, why she stayed there for 22 years and why she left when she did. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[What New York is getting wrong]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12407 2016-06-16T02:38:28Z 2016-06-16T02:38:28Z New York cannot simultaneously protect children and sex offenders. Statutes of Limitations on child sexual abuse ensure most abusers escape consequences. Meanwhile, their victims are stuck with a lifetime of consequences, and massive expenses that taxpayers must shoulder. Statute of Limitations reform for the crime can fix that, but New York seems to be committed to rejecting this legislation. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[How to Raise a Rapist]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12387 2016-06-15T13:52:01Z 2016-06-15T13:52:01Z Want to raise the next Brock Turner? Want to ensure that an innocent little child thinks it's OK that use someone who is unconscious or unwilling for sexual gratification? Here are six simple steps. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Still Another Mass Shooting by Domestic Violence Perpetrator]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12384 2016-06-15T03:07:25Z 2016-06-15T03:07:25Z The shooter in the Orlando massacre had brutally abused his wife. Half of the deaths associated with mass shootings are caused by men with a history of domestic violence. Preventing domestic violence is by no means the only thing necessary to prevent mass shootings, but it must be considered and discussed by the media. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Agree?]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12378 2016-06-13T01:03:10Z 2016-06-13T01:03:10Z There's lots of evidence that spanking is bad for kids. There's also evidence that it makes parenting harder. Parenting is hard enough, why make it harder? read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Another Injustice in the Stanford Rape]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12372 2016-06-12T02:14:08Z 2016-06-12T02:14:08Z In all the attention and vitrol directed at Brock Turner and his mishandled conviction and the WPI rape case, the media is deleting critical facts and pieces of context. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[What Parents Must Know About Sexting]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12366 2016-06-15T19:05:52Z 2016-06-11T02:21:35Z What every parent must know about sexting. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[End the Statute of Limitations on Child Sexual Abuse]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12359 2016-06-07T02:57:06Z 2016-06-07T02:53:54Z It is impossible to seriously protect kids from child sexual abuse as long as we have a statute of limitations on the crime. The Roman Catholic church has used many excuses to fight elimination of the SOL, and they have spent millions of dollars fighting it. And in doing so, they have ensured that most sex offenders never see a day behind bars. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Mommy Shaming]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12345 2016-06-07T00:26:18Z 2016-06-04T16:25:02Z The recent tragedy at the Cincinnati zoo that lead to the shooting of Harambe the Gorilla has caused an onslaught of Mommy Shaming. This is the worst possible response, and the energy dedicated to this judgement and shaming could better be used elsewhere. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Media Mishandles Johnny Depp Abuse Story]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12334 2016-06-07T01:19:22Z 2016-06-01T02:40:30Z The recent revelations that Johnny Depp abused his wife, Amber Heard, is revealing typical media bias against domestic violence victims. The media's reaction mirrors the family courts'. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Keeping your Cool]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12326 2016-05-30T16:28:45Z 2016-05-30T16:28:45Z Summer is here. Temperatures, and tempers, rise. There is nothing wrong with getting angry or frustrated, but how you manage that anger and frustration is very important. Here are some tips about how to keep your cool year-round. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Cardinal Dolan Protects Predator Priests, not Kids]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12324 2016-05-29T21:02:09Z 2016-05-29T21:02:09Z The Rockville Centre diocese is allowing a priest to continue employment despite a police investigation and two pending lawsuits, all related to the priest's alleged sexual abuse of children. This is beyond reckless, and proves the Catholic Church isn't committed to protecting children, despite its lip service. read more

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