child-abuse

> “puberty blockers cause no harm!! i know this based on nothing more than what i’ve heard from a community that has vested interest in suppressing information on the negative effects of said drugs and haven’t done any research on the subject!”

> sources showing the many dangers, long term effects, and deaths caused by the number one prescribed “puberty blocker”

> “lalalala can’t hear you THEY ARE FINE OKAY”

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Child neglect and emotional abuse: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

These are examples of emotional abuse:

  • Not providing the child with a safe environment. The child witnesses violence or severe abuse between parents or adults.
  • Threatening the child with violence or abandonment.
  • Constantly criticizing or blaming the child for problems.
  • The child’s parent or caregiver does not show concern for the child, and refuses help from others for the child.


These are signs that a child that may be emotionally abused. They may have:

  • Problems in school
  • Eating disorders, leading to weight loss or poor weight gain
  • Emotional issues such as low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety
  • Extreme behavior such as acting out, trying hard to please, aggressiveness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Vague physical complaints


anonymous asked:

My cousin used to touch me when I was little. But I thought it was normal. It didn't bother me at all. In fact I would purposely go places with him where I knew we'd be alone. He even ate me out when I was eight. And I loved it. What's wrong with me?

There’s nothing wrong with you. One way we victim blame is by leaving no room for all the complex feelings that come with abuse by a friend or family member. You were abused and that is not your fault. Your response to that abuse is not good or bad, it just is what it is, and deserves to be felt and heard just as much as the fear and sadness others feel. - Stefanie

if you are a parent

don’t fucking abuse your child.

don’t fucking blame them for shit that they didn’t do, especially if you did it.

don’t fucking laugh at your child for doing “something stupid”.

don’t fucking humiliate your child in public.

don’t fucking disregard your child.

don’t fucking destroy/threaten to destroy your child’s belongings.

don’t fucking abandon your children on purpose.

don’t fucking alienate your child from the other parent.

don’t fucking lock your kids outside of the house.

don’t fucking hit your child.

don’t fucking threaten to kill your child.

don’t fucking disregard your child’s opinions or problems.

don’t fucking say their problems don’t matter because they’re only a child.

don’t fucking say they can’t have problems because their problems are not as important as your own.

don’t fucking invalidate your children.

don’t fucking make empty promises with your child.

don’t fucking physically abuse your child.

don’t fucking emotionally abuse your child.

don’t fucking mentally abuse your child.

Because if you do, then fuck you. This is not discipline, this is abuse. Mental scars can last a lifetime. Even worse, you are promoting the idea that this kind of stuff is okay.

Stop child abuse.

I'm not sure if I count as a survivor

by Anonymous

This is something that I haven’t even told my best friend of 6 years. But, when I was like 3, maybe, I was sorta sexually taken advantage of. I wouldn’t call it assault, because I don’t think it was intentional.

My cousin was a year older than me. He used to come over to my house, and we would play in this little ball pit/tent thing we had in the living room. I don’t remember how it started, but when we would go into the tent, we would both take off our pants, and he would lick my lady bits, and I would lick the man bits. He told me that some man he met had told him that that’s how friends showed each other they were friends (so he was the biggest victim in this, really). Anyway, I began to feel bad about it, because somewhere in my little 3 year old heart, I knew it was wrong. so I told my mom, and needless to say she threw the ball pit out, and called my cousin’s parents, who then called the police to talk to their son, who then told the police the story (or at least that’s what my mom said when I asked her, back when i was 4 or so). 

I’m 17 years old now, and I don’t often think about it. But randomly, I’ll think of it and get sick to my stomach. I feel so guilty, and don’t know how to get rid of it. I know it’s not my fault, and that I’m not tainted because of it or whatever, but I can’t help but feel like this. I can’t tell my mom about it, because it’s been 15 years, and she’s either forgotten and would yell at me for making it up, or she would remember but still yell at me for making it up. I just don’t know how to deal with this guilt I feel. And my cousin is back in town, too, and he always brings up the feelings of guilt; at this point I can’t even be in the same room as my cousin without feeling sick.

I’m not sure if I count as a survivor, or if this is even relevant to your blog, but I needed someone to just listen, to get this off my chest.

imagine the world without men. imagine every little girl forced into sex slavery finally being freed, forever. imagine dancing with your friends under the streetlights without fear. imagine little girls exploring the world and being unafraid to be big and strong and brilliant. imagine getting our forests and oceans back, letting the world heal. imagine the beauty of this world without the plague of men. 

Reblog if you think Autism Speaks should be charged with:
  • Fraud
  • Child abuse
  • Hate crimes
  • Torture (for supporting ABA and JRC)
  • Genocide (according to the UN, “causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group,” like ABA and JRC and the institutionalized abuse they promote, and “imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group,” which they spend most of their money on, are forms of genocide.)

Am I the only one who finds those “growing up with strict parents” posts that have been trending lately really uncomfortable?

Yeah, some of them are funny and relatable.

Some of them, though, I’m just reading the list and going: well, that’s right out of the standard abuser playbook… so is that… okay, I’m pretty sure that one is actually illegal… aaaaand the “punishment” described in that last one may actually qualify as attempted murder. Wow.

Basically, what I’m saying is that there is a lot of egregious parental conduct that the folks on the receiving end do not seem to realise was anything out of the ordinary going on here.

Like seriously why the hell is it so strongly encouraged to make your child fear you from physical pain in order to make them be obedient and then pass it off as “tough love”??? Bullshit. If your child is doing something so bad that it requires you to beat them into obedience and respect, you’ve already fucked up parenting.

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On November 4, 2012, 3-year-old Scott McMillan died after being tortured for three days straight by his mother, Jillian Tait, and her boyfriend, Gary Lee Fellenbaum. The torture began when Scott refused to eat his breakfast. As a result, Fellenbaum severely beat him. During the torture, Scott was hung up on the ceiling by his feet and hit repeatedly with a frying pan while the couple laughed. He had been thrown against a wall, kicked off a chair. He was then whipped with a metal rod, hit with blunt and sharp objects and taped to a chair and beat. The couple then left the boy to die while they went car shopping and went out for pizza. The medical examiner reported that Scott’s body was covered in bruises, lacerations, and puncture wounds.