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Top 10 Sexual Abuse Articles
Sex is everywhere. Turn on the news and you might hear about the latest political scandal involving call girls; go to the local book store and you might see Fifty Shades of Grey being touted as a top-selling book. Although the increase of sex in popular culture may seem negative, it has led to increased awareness of sexual abuse and assault.
The growing collective awareness about sexual abuse in this country is a double-edge sword. On one hand, victims have a better chance to obtain justice, but on the other hand, more innocent people are being accused of abuse. This Top 10 list of sexual abuse articles can help victims and the accused navigate the laws surrounding sexual abuse.
Sexual abuse is one of those things where people love to talk about prevention, but no one wants to discuss the aftermath. Thus, you may be at a complete loss if you become a sexual abuse victim. If you experience sexual abuse, this article can help you figure out what to do in response to the abuse.
Children are often taught to avoid sexual assault by not letting anyone touch their “special area.” For Ralph Wiggum, that special area is his whole torso, and he accused Marge Simpson of sexual assault when she touched his shoulder. You need to read this article if you, like Ralph, think that you may have been sexually assaulted but are unsure.
There are things that you may not be ready to deal with right away, like accepting the fact that Miley Cyrus is no longer Hannah Montana. Washington State recognizes that being abused sexually is something else that you may not be able to cope with right away. This article discusses Washington’s victim-friendly statute of limitations for sexual abuse.
Florida has an image of being a happy, innocent place, where elderly retirees enjoy consistently warm weather and young families bond at theme parks. Unfortunately, Florida is not perfect and sexual abuse does happen there. You need to read this article to learn how to assert your legal rights if you are a victim of sexual abuse in Florida.
California is the land of sunny beaches and movie stars. Former child actor Corey Feldman recently pointed out that California is also the land of sexual abuse, where people are abused in exchange for a chance at stardom. If you have been sexually abused in California, this article can tell you how you can achieve justice against your abuser.
Inspired by the Sexual Harassment Panda, Cartman ruined Stan’s life when he successfully sued him for sexual harassment on South Park. In real life, people are constantly ruining the lives of innocent people by suing them for sexual abuse or assault. This article explains why you must take sexual assault or abuse charges seriously.
Louisiana’s biggest city, New Orleans, is well-known for being a hotbed of debauchery, especially during Mardi Gras, when people flash strangers for beads. Despite the obvious setting for sexual abuse, Louisiana has strict statutes of limitations for sexual abuse. If you are a sexual abuse victim in Louisiana, then you must read this article right away.
Washington, D.C. has seen its fair share of sex scandals, from Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton to Wayne Hays and Elizabeth Ray. Some of these scandals are cases of sexual abuse, such as Mark Foley sexting underage male pages. This article explains when a victim of sexual abuse in Washington, D.C. can bring legal action against his abuser.
Illinois became central to the Catholic Church pedophilia scandal when Chicago’s Roman Catholic Archdiocese began an inquiry 20 years ago into abuse by local priests. Several victims were able to obtain justice due to Illinois’ lengthy statute of limitations. If you are a victim, then you need to read this article to see if you can obtain justice too.
In modern society, people tend to be overly politically correct. Thus, anything may be misconstrued as sexual abuse, assault, or harassment, something which is constantly being satirized in shows such as South Park and The Simpsons. Before you accuse someone of sexual abuse, you must read this article to see if there really has been abuse.