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We now have two official mascots for the group:

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Introducing Abbi (on the left, owned by :iconmissinspirational:) and Alex (on the right, owned by :iconmisjudgment:)

Art by :iconmissinspirational:
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You want to tell someone.
But how can you begin to tell?
Who do you tell?
Where do you go? Who do you turn to?
Who will listen?
Who will care?
Who will have open arms?
Who will shield us with their wings?
Who will take my hand and guide us to the end of time?
But the only wings I have are shattered... crippled like glass.
And I cannot find the strength to fly.
I cannot find the voice to cry out and say: ''Help me. Please help me.''



- A poem by S. Chowdhurry, my sister; written a year after her rape


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So yes, the creator of one of our group mascots, Alex, has sadly deactivated her account for reasons unknown ---> :iconmisjudgment:

However, she will not be forgotten.

In remembrance of :iconmisjudgment: AKA Kylea Amber Riffle, who sadly left us. :(

MisjudgmentAs we all know, :iconmisjudgment: has deactivated her account, and although I have never had an encounter with her on here her art was very meaningful and inspirational to me. I want all of you guys to remember how awesome she is! Especially her Oc Alex :iconalex-fans:
here is the link to a video i made in her memory


Kylea Amber Riffle (AKA Misjudgment)So yes, the news is spreading like wildfire all throughout dA and the EEnE community, but :iconmisjudgment: has sadly deactivated her account, I just found out yesterday morning. It has come as a real shock to all of us who have admired her, and especially for those who knew her personally.
 
I haven't e-mailed her in awhile so I don't know what happened, but I am extremely torn and upset about it. I am concerned for her health and well-being, and I feel so helpless, being far off in another country, safe behind hospital walls. I suppose all we can do is pray and hope she is alive and well.
 
She will be greatly missed. She was an amazing artist and a very good person, and despite her lengthy hiatus, she was in my thoughts and prayers every day. I know things haven't gone easy for her or her family, so I am hoping for the best and trying not to think the worst.
 
Likewise, my activity here may slow down a bit since I'm acutely upset over this. I can't seem to think about


MisjudgmentHey guys…. Does anyone know why :iconmisjudgment: deactivated her account? I just realized she did and now I'm very sad. Is she coming back? :(

MisjudgmentHey guys…. Does anyone know why :iconmisjudgment: deactivated her account? I just realized she did and now I'm very sad. Is she coming back? :(



Many thanks to :icondezymax: for creating this beautiful remembrance video. :)



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:bulletgreen: WingsofCrippledGlass is a support group with a global focus to spread awareness of sexual abuse in any way, shape, or form. Anyone can join to support the cause— one does not necessarily need to be a victim themselves. If you have known someone who has suffered similar abuse, you are also welcome. Or if you are just an advocate for the cause but have not suffered sexual abuse or have known a victim, you are always welcome to join us and help spread the message.



:bulletgreen: Though we cannot completely stop the sexual abuse of victims ranging from all genders and ages, we can help relieve it by acknowledging the problem and spreading awareness. We appreciate your support.



:bulletgreen: Whether you are a survivor, a friend or relative of a victim, or an advocate, please come join us today.




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JDNight Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Filmographer
You are more than welcome! After all, it's what this group stands for.

Everyone, please help by either giving a small donation or passing this information along to someone who can donate!
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Zedetnik Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014

A few tips for everyone who wants to press charges after any kind of sexual (or otherwise physical) assault: don't wash the clothes you wore (esp. the underwear), don't shower, don't brush your teeth, etc. and go to the police asap. Not only is it important to secure traces of sperm or saliva for identifying purposes, it's also proof something happened at all so you can't be accused of false claims.

I don't know about other countries but here in most major cities in Germany you can also call the department of forensic medicine directly if you don't want to get the police involved at the moment. They document and record injuries, swab traces of bodily fluids, take pictures etc. without giving any information to the police (doctor patient confidentiality) unless you decide to press charges at a later time.

The same goes for women, of course!

Source: I'm a forensic pathologist in Germany.

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JDNight Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much for posting this very informative resource.

I had no idea they do this in Germany. I don't believe there's anything similar like that here in the U.S. or in the UK. I may have to research.

I'm only saddened and disappointed in society that male rape victims aren't treated in the same way. :(

There was a personal story shared by a man who had been raped by his one-night ''date,'' he went to the authorities and followed these exact procedures, and yet he was treated as an unimportant human being and didn't receive the proper help and support he needed. Does he have a vagina? No. Was he raped by intercourse and is at risk of getting pregnant? As a cisman, no. But does that mean his experience was any less horrific and that he should have been refused help? Of course not, NO. And yet, society is this immensely fucked up.

And even with female victims - there may be more research and (sometimes) proper authoritative procedures exercised towards women who are raped, however they're usually at the centre of the blame and not the piece of shit rapist. ''What were you wearing?'' is a question that is asked far too much. It happened to a girl recently in California, I think, on a college campus who was raped by someone she knew on her dorm.

All of these incidences - it happens far too often than it should.

Edit: Here is the man's story. It was posted in two parts:
Part 1: goqnotes.com/296/male-rape-vic…
Part 2: goqnotes.com/330/male-rape-vic…

I would strongly advise anyone who happens to read this to stay away from the comment section. Apparently, not too many ignorant people learned anything from his story, which is probably why he posted it anonymously with changed names. There was one comment that so ignorantly stated something on the lines of: ''That's horrible that happened to you, dude, BUT that wasn't rape.'' Another comment followed, accusing the narrator of ''creating drama for himself'' by stretching the truth.

Seriously? What the actual fuck? The poor guy sat in a vehicle CRYING afterwards and then came home and cried himself to sleep, and this is the kind of comments he gets for what happened to him?
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FirstHopeful Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014

It is very hard to hear the stories of abductions, abuse and misuse of innocent children and vulnerable adults. Please continue to listen to your instincts. When I was a young girl in our community, I told my mom about our Pastor's daughter saying certain things to me. Mom knew who to contact and it ended up being proved that the Pastor had been sexually abusing his own daughter! Then a cousin of mine was found with a young, married Pastor in my aunt's small community church. My cousin was a teenager and basically a decent young lady, but when my Uncle asked where his daughter had gone and I told him she told me not to tell him - when my Aunt came home, he had her go up to the church since both of them had keys to get into the church. Evidently my aunt found my cousin with this Pastor doing things they should not have and it was hard to hear him in the church pulpit say that he had made a serious mistake. He and his lovely wife ended up having to leave the community, but just to mention, it isn't the weird, creepy individuals who are the only ones trying to entice our children or vulnerable adults.

My issue with some churches, etc. is that some of their parishioners live "colorful" lives and I have found out that when an adult comes forward either in person or in writing, the staff seem to be told to protect the church from lawsuits. It is the lawsuits against certain individuals that causes others to be fearful to report and yet there are some vicious and jealous persons who make up false charges on innocent people. Discernment is sometimes hard to use in cases of suspicious cases. One lady I saw at the Roller Skating Rink a few years ago when my children were small, made a public statement to a father who was seen mistreating his son. She told the man if he did not change his behaviors that the next time he did what he did in front of all of us adults that she would call Protection Services on him. He was actually physically mistreating his son in front of us and downgrading him. Sad, but true. It isn't always easy to speak out like the woman I just mentioned did and I wish I had had someone like her protecting me when I was coming up as a kid.

All any of us can do is learn the signs of abusers, abductors, etc. and be sure that we know the safe steps to take to protect the child or vulnerable adult, then call, holler out or confront the individual in front of others (if possible).

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JDNight Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  Student Filmographer
No matter how many times I hear similar stories like these, it is never any less horrific. Thank you for coming forward and sharing this.

Mom knew who to contact and it ended up being proved that the Pastor had been sexually abusing his own daughter! Then a cousin of mine was found with a young, married Pastor in my aunt's small community church.

It wasn't the same Pastor, I take it? And with that being said, I'm confused by your wording and tone here: did your cousin consent or was it rape? I take it that it was the latter, at least statutory, because given that the Pastor was most likely older and married and she was a teenager (I'm not sure how old, but I don't think that's extremely important), he should have known better than to involve a minor. It wasn't her fault, no matter the case. He sounds completely at fault here, and yet he like all men like him made a pathetic excuse for his actions. ''I made a serious mistake.'' Bullshit.

I honestly feel bad that a lovely wife was even married to such a piece of shit. Neither motherfucker deserves anyone - whether it be a wife or a daughter.

it isn't the weird, creepy individuals who are the only ones trying to entice our children or vulnerable adults.

You are absolutely right. Rapists are not black and white, colour-coded cookie cutters with profiled appearances or behaviours. They are everyday monsters, walking amongst us. Most of them are really just normal and for that, largely invisible... but behind closed door, they are closeted creeps with minds like no other.

He was actually physically mistreating his son in front of us and downgrading him. Sad, but true. It isn't always easy to speak out like the woman I just mentioned did and I wish I had had someone like her protecting me when I was coming up as a kid.

What a piece of shit. I'm sorry to hear what happened to you too. I hope you find the support you need here. :heart:
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ChocolateChange2 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  New member
i am also a 19 yo girl and i am also a victim of child abuse as well i am now pregnant with my first baby
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JDNight Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Filmographer
You are supported here.
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donnydarko271 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
I am sorry to hear about MJ, she will be greatly missed. :( (Sad) I hardly knew her personally but I love her art and her characters.
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JDNight Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Filmographer
Yes, it is truly sad. :(
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