That Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed isn’t a slap in the face of all survivors of assault. He isn’t confirmed because sexual assault doesn’t matter, or because Sen. Susan Collins is anti-woman.
Yes, a traumatic experience is one you are more likely to remember. But it is also one your mind is more likely to distort.
When partisan passions are put aside, Brett Kavanaugh’s suggestion provides the most compassionate and reasonable way the competing stories can be reconciled with reality.
Ericka Andersen writes in a new memoir the story of her husband’s transition from a traumatic childhood to a life of mental illness and substance abuse.
Innocent, impressionable children can be molded into persons of deep character, guided by transcendent principles. Or they can be turned into weapons.
Harm-reduction and law enforcement are a losing battle because our society’s saturation with opioids inadvertently unmasked a dormant, lingering pain: the breakup of American families.
I’ve found that some of the ‘freedoms’ Joss Whedon and Planned Parenthood consider necessary actually are ‘wrapped up’ in women’s oppression.
Scientific studies have shown significantly increased risks of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicidal behavior in post-abortive women.
In politics and society, many things are portrayed as a dramatic zero-sum game—where a big winner and a big loser is the only possibility.
Turns out, being bird-brained is a great thing, if you don’t want concussions.
I don’t want to hear your whining about ‘microaggressions’ and ‘trigger warnings.’ Those aren’t trauma. Besides, coming to terms with pain is part of growing up.
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