November 16, 2011
Last week, the college sports world and the country were rocked the sexual abuse allegations at Penn State University. I won’t get into the nitty gritty details of this story as, I’m sure, many of you have heard the more than disturbing charges being brought against the former assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky.
If these allegations and everything set forth in the 23 page grand jury indictment are true, Penn State allowed a pedophile to roam free for years.
Well this time, I’m not going to bury my face in the sand and just be happy this didn’t happen to my child. Every child, regardless of gender, race, nationality or religion deserves to be protected against any kind of abuse be it emotional, physical, physiological or sexual.
That’s why today, I’m going to donate $.50 for every comment on today’s post to RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network).
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at rainn.org, and publicizes the hotlines’ free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual violence; and leads national efforts to prevent sexual violence, improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
The abuse of children is a world-wide epidemic and the vast majority of victims remain silent, suffering in silence. No, as one individual, I don’t believe I can stop this, but I want to try to do something no matter how small.