how sad--it is so pervasive--everyone turns a blind eye when CSA is involved. How many other children were hurt because of the failure to remove the teacher. It crosses all institutions--schools, churches,sports, etc.
Which makes me wonder how many other conspiracies of silence are still around. I was abused at a camp run by a particularly large religious scouting organization. There is finally rumblings about the overarching denomination that runs it, but the organization itself is not only still flying under the radar but actively promoting itself as a scandal-free alternative to BSA. Is it possible that my experiences were unique and they really are for the most part clean? That would be wonderful. But I doubt it.
"As long as the child within is not allowed to become aware of what happened to him or her, a part of his or her emotional life will remain frozen . . . all appeals to love, solidarity, and compassion will be useless."
-- Alice Miller