I am Woman, Hear Me Roar. My feelings regarding the recent sex-abuse scandals.

Read the full post here.  If you're a Momma like me, the recent scandals at Penn State, and now, ...more

(nablopomo #17) it's not "evil" -- it's exactly our culture

Hello hello --there's a deep tired this morning that's getting in the way of writing.  Foghorns outside, no owls. Just the mechanical, human sounds.~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~...more

Blogging from Penn State

Hello, Community!  I have been blogging all week as a faculty member at Penn State, and I wanted to let you know.  Here are some of my recent posts: The Weeping Cherry Speaks:We Are FamilyTalking to Penn State Students about the Scandal ...more

Stranger-Danger Message Puts Kids at Risk of Abuse: Lessons from the Penn State Scandal

“There are perverts out there,” said an attorney in town to our local newspaper addressing the issue of an age limit policy on “toplessness” at our city’s pool. In a culture with as warped views on human sexuality as ours, I actually don’t question that there are perverts around. It’s just that in 90% of all instances of child sexual abuse, the abuser knows the child....more

Because I'm a Mother

It hasn't been a really overly joyful atmosphere at our house the past couple of days.  We've tried to hide it from the kiddos as much as possible - in fact, I'm pretty sure they haven't heard anything about it - but Jerry and I have been horrified by the details of the PSU scandal that has been rocking the university and it's alumni.  Jerry is one of those alumni.  He didn't play football or any other official university sport but he did love his school he still does love it. ...more

Penn State Scandal: I Am Angry

There are eight (and probably many more) victims out there whose lives will never be the same. Had Paterno, Curley, and Schultz been doing their jobs there would be far fewer victims. Those boys (and men) deserved better. ...more
I am totally angry as well. Just blogged about it here. more

The Horror of the Penn State Scandal

If you have been anywhere near a television today while the news was on or if you regularly check online news sources, then you have heard about former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky being indicted on sex charges involving young boys. It is one of those scandals that you want to not be true, because the horror of it being true makes you so uncomfortable you don't even want to think about it....more