Sexual Abuse by the Numbers

It always amazes me that  problems much less common than sexual abuse like autism and cancer tend to get much more attention.  I don’t know if they are any less scary, but anything sex related is difficult to talk about.  And for many people, it’s just...

A glimpse of Sex Slavery

Over the next few months I’m going to be doing a series of posts on sex slavery.   In southeast Asia it is basically an industry.  Thailand actually has a tourist market for sex – mostly girls.  Sri Lanka on the other hand is less well known to the public...

Gangs and Sexual Abuse

A recent report from Britain’s Office of the Children’s Commissioner found an alarming number of sexual abuse cases attributed to gangs.  The study identified  2,409 victims in the first year of the study.  Of those, 155 were also identified as also being...

Human Trafficking in the United States

Sexual assault is the only crime where victims are often blamed for the crime.  There are an assortment of reasons for this.  Largely it is a cultural fear and a way of saying “This couldn’t happen to me” .  Therefore it must be the victim’s...