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  • My journey to health and redemption 16 April 2010 — Mandy Marshall — Survivors’ stories

    Sexual violence is subtle and quiet, like a thief in the night. It breaks in, stealing dignity, self-worth, trust, healthy perspective, healthy self-image, beauty, the ability to thrive, and the ability to make choices. The destruction that this thief leaves behind is self-hatred, mistrust, confusion, phobia, panic, fear, degradation, ugliness, disgust, darkness, guilt, shame, paranoia, a hatred of sex, and a fear of men.
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  • Margaret’s story 16 April 2010 — Mandy Marshall — Survivors’ stories

    My name is Margaret and this is my story. Like any young woman, I met a man and fell in love. Our relationship was never easy, but I loved him and 3 years later we were married. The first year of our marriage was the best year of our relationship. We were happy and things were going really well, so we decided to start a family. It was while I was pregnant with our first child, that I noticed a change in John. He started having angry outbursts and shouted a lot. If we were in the car and I annoyed him, he would put his foot down and drive really fast, which terrified me. If I asked him to slow down, he would just drive faster. I learned to stop saying how I felt about things and about his behaviour.
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  • British Attitudes British Attitudes 16 April 2010 — Mandy Marshall — Blog

    Kit Malthouse, Deputy Mayor for Policing, recently stated in the London Evening Standard (31 march 2010) that there has been ‘a change in British attitudes to prostitution over the past decade.
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  • Brides and beatings in Kyrgyzstan 09 March 2010 — Peter Grant — Blog

    Kyrgyzstan has been in the news this month. Its government has been toppled in a coup that has left over 70 people dead, and there is much uncertainty about the political future in the capital, Bishkek.
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