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Re: “American Medical Association: Gun deaths a 'public health crisis'

Of course gun violence is a health issue! People's mental health certainly can contribute to gun deaths- suicides particularly....and what about preventative health, ie pediatricians talking to families about safe gun storage, to reduce the out-of-control accidental shootings by children?

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Posted by kateicl on 06/15/2016 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Police: UA Golf team members arrested on video voyeurism charges

The misjudging of sexually predatory behavior as 'bad judgement' or caused by media/alcohol/youth is scary, factually inaccurate, and keeps our justice system minimizing criminal behavior.

Recent research shows that most sexual predators are serial offenders, not only committing sex crimes but also abuse of women and children.

I hope these men get an appropriate sentence, but I doubt it, especially given the attitudes of several, including an attorney (!) on this blog.

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Posted by kateicl on 05/07/2015 at 2:14 PM

Re: “'Rape culture' merits scrutiny

As a clinical social worker who's treated countless survivors of rape, I am disappointed in this article. The research of David Lisak, clinical psychologist, tells us that 6 to 14% of college men admit to perpetrating acts that fit the legal definition of rape/attempted rape, and that many of those are repeat perpetrators (serial rapists).
The statistic of college women raped cited in this article (0.6%) is for REPORTED rapes. Of course the vast majority of rapes go unreported, for a variety of good reasons. Victims feel shame, self-blame, are often not educated in what constitutes a non-stranger rape, fear judgement/retaliation/victim-blaming from peers, college administrators and law enforcement, and/or attempt to use the coping skill of 'just trying to forget it and move on.'
Anecdotally, between my social work practice and conversations with family and friends over the years, the 20% of college-aged women raped/attempted rape statistic does in fact bear out. Let's not discount women's experiences and a genuine health and safety issue due to the sad fact of a limited number of well-publicized false reports.

Katie Logan Richardson, LCSW
Little Rock

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Posted by kateicl on 12/18/2014 at 11:07 PM

Re: “Pulaski jailer arrested for sexual assault of prisoner

I know I am a bit late to this comment section, but why is this funny? Rape (sexual acts without freely given consent) is about power and control, not sexual frustration. This guy was abusing his power over this powerless (literally, in this case, as a prisoner) woman. Not funny. If you want to learn more about sexual assault: www.rainn.org

Posted by kateicl on 07/20/2014 at 7:15 PM

Re: “Domestic violence in Berryville; searching for help for battered women

Law enforcement blaming women for being murdered is insulting, dangerous, and misinformed. Women return to abusers for a variety of reasons, including threats again them/their children if they leave, lack of alternatives (housing, income) etc. Domestic violence is complex and varies on a case-by case basis. Much research shows an increase in violence/lethality when women assert themselves/leave their abusers. I guess even when women are able to leave, it's still their fault they get killed?

Fact is, our culture has a big problem w/ violence against women. Law enforcement, medical, mental health, and school professionals all need training on how to recognize the signs and refer for help. Boys should be raised to respect women as equals, and men who abuse should be held fully accountable. Check out http://www.thehotline.org/ for more info.

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Posted by kateicl on 06/16/2014 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Footnote: William Martyr 17, 'Four Years Long'

oh wow..."swallow this pride"....its been a long time since I heard that, thank you!

Posted by kateicl on 05/09/2014 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Sheriff deputy arrested for prostitution deal

one can certainly drive oneself from town to town and still be trafficked. a woman does not have to be in chains to be a slave. the psychological hold pimps have over women can be extraordinary. many women have their children or other family members lives threatened if they try to leave "the life." if someone had my child's address, and could get to her before I could, i'd be stuck.

check out this link if you'd like to learn more:
http://www.polarisproject.org/human-traffi…

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Posted by kateicl on 06/14/2013 at 2:27 PM

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