Wednesday, February 11

I am devastated by this article

It was a little before 8 at night when the breaker went out at Emily Milburn's home in Galveston. She was busy preparing her children for school the next day, so she asked her 12-year-old daughter, Dymond, to pop outside and turn the switch back on.

As Dymond headed toward the breaker, a blue van drove up and three men jumped out rushing toward her. One of them grabbed her saying, "You're a prostitute. You're coming with me."

Dymond grabbed onto a tree and started screaming, "Daddy, Daddy, Daddy." One of the men covered her mouth. Two of the men beat her about the face and throat.

As it turned out, the three men were plain-clothed Galveston police officers
Since the incident more than two years ago, Dymond regularly suffers nightmares in which police officers are raping and beating her and cutting off her fingers, according to the lawsuit.
-Houston Press blogs: Hair Balls

Has anyone heard of anything the family needs right now?

Teach Your Kids About ALL The Reasons They Get To Say 'No'

From Elle, via What About Our Daughters:

That girl, 18 and pregnant, believed that because she had “been touched,” she no longer had the autonomy, the right to say no. Her “value” was significantly lessened because she was not "innocent."
...they are left with no reason to abstain—because no one’s ever given them any reason other than fiercely guarding their virginity.


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