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Maggie and the Pedophiles

Maggie and the Pedophiles

(2011)
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MAGGIE comes with 2 bonus features, see below.

In 1987 Sylvia Fraser published My Father's House: a Memoir of Incest and of Healing - one of the first books to expose the sexual abuse rampant in our culture. The New York Times said it was "as telling a chronicle of the times as The Catcher in the Rye or To Kill a Mocking Bird."

After writing her memoir, Fraser thought she'd recovered all the memories connected to her abuse, so long denied. She was wrong. She began to recall horrifying experiences of how, age 8, she was taken by her father to a child brothel where she was photographed and abused.

This isn't a story about what perverts do to children - we already know that. It's a story about survival and our ability to cut off memories too terrible to endure. It's also an inspiring story about the need to reclaim those memories, however painful, in order to become whole. Most remarkably, it's a story about the almost miraculous way in which the Universe seems to cooperate to help us to find what we need to find in order to learn what we need to learn. On the simplest level, it's the story of a parrot, an ice-cream cone, a drawing, a strange rash, a broken leg and an unusually swift healing, leading to a climax that proves fact can be stranger than fiction.

2 BONUS FEATURES

CAGED: Extreme Sexual Abuse
In 2001, a legal case of sexual abuse in a rural community proved so bizarre that it gained international attention. It concerned two teenage boys kept locked in cages and forced to wear diapers. Unbelievably, their caregivers thought they were doing their best for these "difficult" youths. Even visiting relatives regarded this as normal.

Why didn't teachers, social workers and doctors in regular contact with the boys intervene? Why didn't the boys complain?

The extended family imprisoning these boys seemed very close despite occasional feuds. In fact, their secrets probably caused them to cling together in ways that gave dire meaning to the term "dysfunctional family." Here's proof of how abuse - physical, emotional, sexual, spiritual - spirals down through generations claiming new victims, and how good intentions can be overwhelmed by one's own need to survive.

CAGED is a true story based on transcripts of a 2003 legal case.

DENIAL: The Sexual Abuse Wars
Hardly a day goes by without a news story about the prosecution of yet another high-profile person accused of sexually abusing children. Most recently, sentencing of the once untouchable Jerry Sandusty, former Penn State football coach, to 60 years seems to send a clear warning to all child molesters that they will be caught and punished. The same is true of the outing of pedophile priests in North America and Europe, along with those who protected them.

Yet, history has shown that the prosecution of child-molesters has typically been followed by a period in which the problem is buried all over again. Could this happen in Western society? Could children once again become the unprotected playthings of lustful adults?

Sylvia Fraser - herself an incest survivor - believes this could happen.

In DENIAL she shows how children have been betrayed in the past, and suggests the unexpected guise in which a new wave of betrayal could occur. Rich in anecdote, DENIAL draws on Fraser's own experience with other survivors, with the media, with accused abusers following the 1987 publication of her groundbreaking book, My Father's House: a Memoir of Incest and of Healing. In her penetrating examination, Fraser implicates two of the most influential figures of the last century: Sigmund Freud, father of psychoanalysis, and sexologist Alfred Kinsey.

 
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Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Maggie and the Pedophiles
Author(s): Sylvia Fraser
Publisher: Pandora Publications
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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