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[EPISODE] The Affects of Abuse On Us All
Noreen is going to be mashing it up on Beyond Potential this week. She is interested in knowing people’s true feelings about the Brett Kavanugh situation. “I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” said Ford, now a 51-year-old research psychologist in northern California. “He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.” Who has been in this situation? Share, talk about own your voice, kill off this secret.
She wants to hear from women who have had similar experiences. She wants to hear from men that have had these experiences, and she wants to hear from fathers and mothers as well. This is a opportunity to support women to share this terrible experience.
Noreen begins this segment by speaking about some exciting health news. She talks about her experience cutting down on sugar and how it has positively impacted her health. She then introduces the topic for this week: Sexual Assault. She takes a call from someone sharing her experience with sexual assault from a young age.
Noreen continues her conversation with the caller and they discuss how the Brett Kavanaugh situation triggered her. She leaves a message for boys and men who commit these kinds of behavior: Parents should teach their sons how to respect women and provide a nurturing atmosphere that children can go home to. If we are going to educate our children, we need to educate them in a way that they can understand. Be very specific in what they should not allow and check in on them often.
Noreen asks listeners to call in so that they can have a much needed conversation about the abuse women face in our country. The statistics are staggering: 1 in 3 women will be abused in their lives; that’s 33% of the female population! Something needs to be done to change this. Noreen talks about different ways people protect themselves including a psychologist whose brain actually shut down in order to protect her from the abuse she’s faced. She takes another caller and continues speaking to this caller into the next segment.
A good thing that has come from this situation, however is that many people are outraged and are acting in a way to “take back the country” and to try to shift this narrative. People are disgusted and angry and are looking for ways to step up and make sure this situation stops occurring in the extremely alarming rate that it has been. Also, they want to ensure that people are held accountable for actions. It is an uncomfortable conversation that needs to keep happening so that we can change society.