June 5th, 2016

woods, Elizabeth, camera, April

Why the Gaps?

So it's been, um, a month and a day since a post.  What kind of way is that to do social media, someone will ask.

LifeStuff.  Pressure of work and health issues.   Pressure of work always limits the time I have to compose posts--writing for social media competes directly with writing for a living.   (No, I don't want to monetize a blog.  I don't have ads on my sites or blogs for a reason.)  Sometimes I have spare time after doing a day's regular work, and then--sometimes it's fun to write a post here or on one of my other venues.  And sometimes I not only have no spare time, but am working past my physical limits to get the work done.
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woods, Elizabeth, camera, April

Education Settings and Sexual Assault

Any time you're looking for it, you can find sexual assaults in the media, though most of them are simply a single mention in a local newspaper or TV about a teacher accused of "inappropriate behavior" with a student, or an "alleged" assault at a party or on a jogging trail...small notices that quickly fall off the radar, until in a few days another one shows up.  The big-ticket, nationally known ones are rarer--but when they do cluster, they're a chance to bring up a fact that's often obscured--except to victims and their families.

Fact: Children and women are not safe in education settings, starting when children start school.  Sexual predators exist outside school settings as well, but this post is specifically about the way that education settings provide a rich hunting ground for sexual predators, and why this isn't widely known and nothing much is done about it until there's a big stink about a particular case.

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