Gail Peck has literally become one of my favourite ever TV character’s - since season one she’s been rocking her shit and I’m SO glad that last and this season she’s getting some more quality story lines to her. And they’ve done this in total sync with her character so far. Love Rookie Blue!
Why is it that, unfortunately, sexual abuse happens everyday and is perpetrated by so, so many, that the news media freaking highlights two abusers because they are gay? This is why asshole bigots believe that pedophilia is perpetrated by people who are gay. Or that if a man abuses a boy or a women abuses a girl, it’s a gay issue. It’s NOT a gay issue. And it pisses me the hell off that the media will give a helping hand to this assumption by highlighting something that is not linked with why abuse takes place. It just so happens these men perhaps are. You don’t see ‘straight man abuses…’ do you, so why ‘gay men abuses…’. UGH.
Also been counselling survivors for a year now, and actually I’ve yet to run into a ‘gay issue’.
Literally one of the funniest episodes of anything ever created! The X Files had its own special kind of funny, it’s too bad not many things have that kinda style anymore.
It troubles me that fellow counsellors out there are implanting suggestions about abuse. Tip: if your client cannot put a face to their abuser, it is not an invitation to do it for them. It is not our job to point fingers, it is our job to help the survivor get to a safe place to remember, process it so they can integrate it rather than relive it, and move forwards.
It is not our job to assume. It is our job to be there.
If you don’t feel comfortable being in that space, if you don’t feel comfortable with working through the uncertainty - don’t be a sexual violence counsellor.
"Oh, did my staring wake you up? Shame. Say, now you’re awakes you can feed me. Or I will jump on your face and suffocate you."
The up side of loosing my job - being available for round the clock voting. Who knew?!