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Thread #164703   Message #3944500
Posted By: Joe Offer
16-Aug-18 - 08:12 PM
Thread Name: BS: Clerical abuse of kids: More Revelations
Subject: RE: BS: Clerical abuse of kids: More Revelations
The Fresh Air (click) radio program had an interview last week of filmmaker Jennifer Fox. Fox's movie, "The Tale," as it was called, was based on Fox's own experiences with her male running coach and female horseback riding coach which Fox considered normal at the time: "I wrote at 13 with no concept of abuse at all," she says. "It was a love story; it was a relationship."

At the time it was happening, Fox felt she was in love with her coaches, although she vomited every time the male coach had sex with her. Fox says it wasn't until she was about 40 years old, that she came to understand that she was being abused all those years ago. This was a shocking revelation to me - that at the time it was happening, many of the victims did not understand the harm that was being done to them. No wonder it took so long for these decades-old crimes to come to light.

It's clear that Fox is still struggling to understand what happened to her and to the teachers she loved and trusted. She felt that these two adults were the only people in the world who loved and understood her - and part of her still feels that way.

This program is worth a listen, but I'm not sure it will be playable outside the U.S.