Saturday, February 24, 2007

Female Child Sexual Abuse: Some Evidence

US government statistics demonstrate that more mothers than fathers commit child abuse.

This article lists female teachers who have sexually abused their students. Most of the students were boys, many of them with special needs. The penalties given out were usually a hand-slap.

Female Sex Offenders: What Therapists, Law Enforcement and Child Protective Services Need to Know, Julia Hislop, Issues Press, 2001

The Female Sexual Abuser: Three Views , Davin, Hislop, Dunbar, Safer Society Pr, 1999

Female Sexual Abuse of Children, Michele Elliott, The Guilford Press, 1994

Female Sexual Predators: Veiled Epidemic. The few professionals who have worked in the area universally acknowledge massive underreporting by the boy and girl victims of female sexual predators and, even when reports of female sexual molestation emerge, they are met with disbelief by parents and police

Habits of Sin: An Expose of Nuns Who Sexually Abuse Children and Each Other Ashley Hill, Xlibris Corporation, 1995. The only book dealing with sexual abuse committed by nuns against children in their care

Many still don't see women as sex predators, The general public still does not let boys be victims like they do girls. And they don’t hold the offenders as accountable when the offender is a female.

Mother-Son Incest: The Unthinkable Broken Taboo Hani Miletski, Safer Society Pr, 1999

Record number sexually abused by women An increasing number of incest victims have stories to tell about female assailants, and experts say that women can more easily disguise such offenses as care.

Sexual assault of children by females Sexual abuse by women of children and teens is a subject most parents and caregivers are not familiar with. Female sexual predators go unreported because of a lack of awareness by the public.

Studies Investigate Female Sex Offenders Experts told the Channel 3 I-Team that an equal number of boys and girls fall victim to female sex offenders. Boys who are victims of female sex offenders, though, seem to receive less sympathy from friends, family and the public, who often look at having sex with an older woman as a conquest. A better understanding of female sex offenders and their victims remains elusive. Despite studies like those completed by Lewis, many others have encountered difficulty in finding offenders and victims willing to talk.

The Hidden Story of Sexual Abuse by Nuns
An excellent and detailed article. Click on the 'Words' section on the menu.

"It was acknowledged that the scale and nature of these attacks had been severely underestimated and there were examples of women using excessive force with implements such as chair legs and cutlery.
A surprising 86% of survivors of sexual abuse were not believed when they said the abuser was a woman.
Many myths were exposed, such as the one that women only sexually abused when coerced by men - they in fact played the lead part. Also the myth that women are incapable of cruelty - what was shown was beyond belief.
But despite the seriousness of these offences, women generally escaped custodial sentences".
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Erin Pizzey provides anecdotal evidence from her own experience: "I was living in New Mexico, working on child protection cases. That’s when I discovered that there are just as many female paedophiles as male ones. Women pass unnoticed as usual." Reference

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good links. Just thought I should point out that Dawn Reed and Christopher Lilley (mentioned in the Panorama programme) were later cleared of all allegations. The judge had some very harsh words for the awful way these children were interviewed.

Anonymous said...

Good work, as usual. Have you seen the film 'Notes from a scandal'? I thought it quite brilliant, although it did not hold the Sheba charakter responsible.

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