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In a single day this week, three prominent men in the video game development industry were independently accused of sexual assault. On Monday, Nathalie Lawhead, an independent video game designer from California, published a 6, word blog post. Hours later, in a lengthy post on Twitter, indie developer Zoe Quinn accused Night in the Woods developer Alec Holowka of sexual abuse and imprisoning Quinn in Holowka's home in Winnipeg.
Every 92 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. And every 9 minutes, that victim is a child. Prevention education is not one-size-fits-all.
Sexual abusealso referred to as molestationis abusive sexual behavior by one person upon another. It is often perpetrated using force or by taking advantage of another. The offender is referred to as a sexual abuser or often pejoratively molester. The use of a child, or other individuals younger than the age of consentfor sexual stimulation is referred to as child sexual abuse or statutory rape.
The game's page seemed oddly vaguedescribing it as an Oculus Rift experience dealing with the aftermath of a sexual assault, but basically leaving it at that. No named creators, no elaborate website offering more information, not even a Twitter account to follow. It seemed strange for such an ambitious project to fly so far under the radar.
The Sisters Center, a Russian non-governmental non-profit organization that helps survivors of sexual violence, was founded by a group of women in Moscow in The Sisters Center provides assistance free of charge, anonymously, and unconditionally to all who ask for help, regardless of gender, identity, official place of residence, or any other basis. The Center has not been awarded any grants to support its activities in
Call our hour sexual violence hotline for support at Full disclosure: I am personally a fan of the series, and it is important to mention that this piece reflects my feelings alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of HopeWorks. With that in mind it almost seems odd to be calling out a show for not shying away from a real world issue.
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Last season NBC aired a program called "The Game of Silence" in which 4 best friends who once served time in a juvenile detention center as a result of a well-intentioned but reckless caper are reunited by a traumatic occurrence. Now grown men with fully realized lives, one of them by chance encounters a tormentor from those days and snaps, nearly beating the man to death. What unfolds from there is a deeply layered and nuanced exploration of how we cope with trauma as individuals and in groups and how unhealed abuse can assert itself even after many years.