Maternal incest – a piece on ‘Woman’s Hour’

Our thanks to AN for pointing us to a Woman’s Hour piece first broadcast on 9 January 2013. It runs from 00:53 – 16:35:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p013jww5

In an interesting and powerful piece Jenni Murray interviews ‘Bill’, a survivor of child sex abuse, at length. Then she interviews Claire Lilley of NSPCC, and there’s also an interesting contribution from Dr Jackie Turton of Essex University. Claire Lilley reveals that of the children reporting sexual abuse to the NSPCC ‘Childline’ helpline, 17% report they’re being sexually abused by women. In 60% of those cases, the sexual abuse was being carried out by the children’s mothers, and a large majority of the children being sexually abused by their mothers are boys.

The piece will only be available through the above link until January 8, so we’ll have it captured shortly and added to our YouTube Channel:

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKhX1c3ow6BrzdzP3ydpeZQ/videos

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • The absolute last taboo! I’ve come to know many male survivors in Australia over the years primarily through group gatherings led by Mike Lew. I went into this expecting to hear about mostly male perpetration. It actually turned out to be a bit more “equal opportunity” than I’d anticipated. Startlingly so in fact, particularly where maternal abuse is concerned. I’ve learned that about the most dangerous domestic situation in which a young boy can be is that of being the youngest in a household AND the only male.