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Sexual assault – What's happening?
On 17 July 2015
Stephanie Anderson from SBS wrote an article titled Sexual assault: How
common is it in Australia? According to Anderson, “ Australia has one of the highest rates of reported sexual
assault in the world, at almost 92 people per 100,000 of th...
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Rape… against the law, but it still happens
“ Two 12-year-old boys have been charged over
the alleged assault and rape of a six-year-old girl at a primary school on
Sydney's northern beaches .” 1 September 2016 These
boys have been released on bail, but because they are children their jail won’t make...
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“She became an illusion of herself. It was easier to cope with people that way” ~ Tina J. Richardson
 Earlier this week I had an appointment in the neurosurgery department at PA hospital. I'd been there before - a year ago - when Dr Webster was in surgery. I hadn't heard anything at all from Dr Webster, but the notice I received about the appointment this ...
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“You feel fine, and then, when your body can't keep fighting, you don't.” ― Nicholas Sparks
This month I'd written about feeling good and the next one was about looking after my ABI. Back then I felt pretty good for how I was - feeling great where I'd gotten to in my recovery. But today I've dropped back a couple of steps. I've known that so many ...
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I have brain damage; deal with it! ~ Sharon Stone
Since I discovered this little gold thing which Sharon Stone said last year , I feel that this is definitely me as well. Of course I have brain damage! I had a brain aneurysm; I had surgery in April 2014; I had a stroke; I was locked into BIRU for 6.5 weeks...
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"Mistakes are always forgiveable if one has the courage to admit them" ~ Bruce Lee
Being the administrator on the Brain Aneurysm Support Australia Facebook page occasionally discouraged me. I reckon I've had a Google bed  whilst I'd looked for so much information for BASA. I now have a l-o-n-g bookmark section! Some of the information see...
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Rape Culture
Blessington. When he was 14, this man raped and killed
Janine Balding. He was locked up in the jail for his entire life. And he is asking for “clemency” . Why isn’t that good? For me, how it ends up is good. He should never be set free. He
can just rot away...
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Depression is the inability to construct a future. ~ Rollo May
Sometime last year - maybe August but I've forgotten when - I had started paddling with the local dragonboat paddling group. They practiced one and a half hours on Saturday mornings, too much for me when I was still recovering from my stroke - the physical ...
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"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves." ~ William Shakespeare
Last year, in December, I had written about my past which now seems to determine my future. My daughter had said about me that I had " change[d] from this fiercely independent women (sic) into someone completely differe nt
overnight ." I think that helped ...
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Survey - Violence Against Women in Australia
In 2012 the Bureau of Statistics (ABS) conducted a Personal Safety Survey for sexual violence which happened far too often to women. The long (148) report was done by ANROWS in October last year, and looked at "substantial new findings and several hundred n...
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