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#148989 - 04/05/07 01:05 AM today show gaff
tartugas Offline
Board Member
Registered: 02/11/07
Posts: 513
Loc: NYC
Hi all,

Yesterday morning, Kathie Lee Gifford appeared on the Today show and made a rather foolish statement about how children who are abused "very often become abusers themselves". I am encouraging everyone here to contact both the Today show and Ms. Gifford to let them know that such statements, even when made innocently stigmatize victims of all forms of abuse unnecessarily.

I would be grateful if you would take a peek at the following thread, check out the clip form the show, and ask you everyone you trust to speak up about this.

I have included more information, including contact info, in the thread


"I am not a mechanism, an assembly of various sections.
And it is not because the mechanism is working wrongly, that I am ill.
I am ill because of wounds to the soul, to the deep emotional self...."
Healing D.H. Lawrence

#162445 - 06/20/07 09:47 AM Re: today show gaff [Re: tartugas]
Curtis St. John Offline
Past President
Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 1796
Loc: Westchester, N.Y.
Hi Tartugas,

Thanks for posting this. I'm not able to get into the discussion board that often and I'm sorry this post didn't catch my attention until now.

If you or any other member comes across something like this in the future, please email me at my public MaleSurvivor address which is so I can try to get in contact with the right folks.

Thanks again-

#163990 - 06/29/07 08:53 AM Re: today show gaff [Re: Curtis St. John]
Muldoon Offline

Registered: 05/30/02
Posts: 1428
Loc: St Paul MN

Thanks for being proactive on this. We tried to get the board to do something but they where all busey with getting the conference set up.

Glad to have you as our new President.


Teach the Children to Never Hide in the Silence

#164104 - 06/29/07 08:18 PM Re: today show gaff [Re: Muldoon]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA

Another word of thanks on this one. We really do need people who can jump on these things when they arise. Once the iron goes cold, that's it - the opportunity is lost.

Much love,

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)


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