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Unmasking Sexual Con Games: Chapter One

Summary by Emerald O’Brien

Emotional grooming is a process by which the perpetrator or “Con” manipulates their target’s emotions to seduce, coerce, or con them into sexual behavior.  They most likely learned their behavior from peers, media, or other adult role models.  Most Cons have never seen or experienced the mutual respect and selfless behaviors it takes to maintain or create a healthy relationship.

Perpetrators of sexual crimes and that is what it is, can be male or female.  They need two things, first to control their victim to create a false sense of trust and second, secrecy.

2020-08-09T01:23:44+00:00July 30th, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

Children as young as six sexting during lockdown

Sexting among children in the UK has risen dramatically during lockdown, with some girls as young as six composing sexually explicit messages.

SafeToNet, a free phone safety app available via the gov.uk website, said the number of messages children attempted to send had risen by 183 per cent.

The app analyses message content and stops harmful messages from being sent. It also offers guidance as a message is being composed.

Explicit messages

The figures also revealed a 55 per cent rise in the number of ‘sexts’ drafted during normal school hours.

Girls were more likely to try to send explicit messages than boys, and eleven-year-olds […]

2020-07-03T23:09:05+00:00July 3rd, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

The secret to happiness? Stanford professor says it’s forgiveness

By ANGELA HILL | Bay Area News Group
Courtesy of Mercury News

Here’s a prescription for better health and happiness: Forgive.

Yes, forgiving someone who has hurt you can reduce anger, depression, stress – and even blood pressure — and lead to greater feelings of optimism, hope, compassion and self-confidence.

This is not just a nice, ethereal concept or something a Sunday school teacher once told you to do. There’s a method to this gladness, with ongoing research that shows forgiveness can promote improved mental and physical health.

We spoke with Dr. Fred Luskin, director […]

2020-06-23T14:37:42+00:00June 23rd, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

The Long Racism of the Sex Industry

By Christen Price, Esq.
Courtesy of End Sexual Exploitation

The sex trade is a haven for racial violence in this country. It violates the most basic human rights of women and girls of color, largely with impunity, as it has for centuries.  Under chattel slavery in the antebellum South, enslaved black women were commonly raped by their owners and owners’ friends.  Sometimes they were abused so that their forced reproductive labor would produce children that the owner wouldn’t have to bother to buy.

Some women, particularly those who were light-skinned, were sold as sex slaves to white men in the […]

2020-06-17T02:07:57+00:00June 16th, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

Unmasking Sexual Con Games: Helping Teens Avoid Emotional Grooming and Dating Violence

Unmasking Sexual Con Games: Helping Teens Avoid Emotional Grooming and Dating Violence
by Kathleen M. McGee, Laura J. Buddenberg, Boys Town Press

Unmasking Sexual Con Games: Helping Teens Avoid Emotional Grooming and Dating Violence - Free Teens Youth - Changing Minds, Transforming Lives

“If you love me, prove it.”

“I’m going to make you feel good.”

“You want it, you know you do.”

“Just this once.”

“What’s the big deal? Everybody does it.”

Language can be a powerful persuader. The term “con game” (confidence game) is defined as a swindle in which a person is defrauded after his or her confidence has been won.

When someone is tricked into a sexual encounter by what another person says, it is called a “sexual […]

2020-06-17T02:14:31+00:00June 10th, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

50 INSPIRING QUOTES to UPLIFT YOU during quarantines and lockdowns

These short positive sayings can work wonders.

BY
Courtesy of Good Housekeeping

Put life in perspective with some short yet sage pieces of advice. These wise and beautiful words from your favorite positive thinkers will get you in the right mindset to tackle whatever obstacles lie ahead. Inspirational quotes from successful people like Oprah, Helen Keller, and Maya Angelou can help you reframe negative thoughts during tough times and change your attitude so you feel refreshed and motivated. Whether you’re hoping to achieve success […]

2020-06-02T21:40:44+00:00May 29th, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments