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Why #StopWoody Is Important to Me

A girl very much like I was.

A girl very much like I was.

*Trigger warning for CSA*

Some of you will know that I’m a survivor of childhood sexual abuse (CSA). When I heard that Amazon has signed Woody Allen to create a new TV show for them, it reminded me of this story:

When I was nine years old, a family friend was sexually abusing me. This was unfortunately not my first experience with CSA, but it was my first experience with ongoing abuse. I was utterly terrified my mom would find out what was going on and *I* would be in trouble. When I say “terrified” please understand that I lived my life in fear. When I finally, in a screaming fit of terror, confessed “my” crimes to my mother, she did her best to help me understand it wasn’t my fault.

Soon after, as we got in the car as a family to go somewhere together, my abuser pulled up in his car behind us and my stomach lurched as my mom told my dad he needed to go deal with it. I had no idea what to expect, but a confrontation of some sort seemed to be on the menu. I watched in the rearview window as my dad smiled, shook my abuser’s hand, and got back into the car.

The feeling I have when I think of that moment is the feeling that keeps coming back to me whenever I think of this—whenever I think of scrolling through my Amazon options and coming across a thumbnail of Woody’s latest offering. It’s that feeling that my abuse doesn’t count—that my abuser is “acceptable” to the society I live in.

I’m not alone in this, I know.

And can you even imagine how Dylan will feel?

THIS IS NOT OK WITH ME. None of it.

I am fighting for the kids who can’t fight for themselves. I am fighting for the kid I was—the kid my dad didn’t fight for.

This is why I started #StopWoody and wrote this petition to ask Amazon to drop him.

Please stand with Dylan and me and all CSA survivors. Sign the petition. Tweet on the hashtag and at @RoyPrice, @Amazon, @Amazon_Studios. Help us fight this culture that uplifts powerful predators at the expense of their victims.

Click to sign.

Click to sign.

Love,
Rosie


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10 responses

  1. Reblogged this on FEMBORG.

    February 2, 2015 at 12:39 pm

  2. Signed, tweeted and shared…I’m sorry this is causing so much pain for you…As a CSA survivor also, I’ll find an issue or story that stabs more painfully than the others….blessings to you…

    January 29, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    • Thank you so much. It’s the apathy that’s killing me. :(

      January 29, 2015 at 2:11 pm

  3. orangeblorenge

    PS You have one of the best blogs I’ve come across. No shit. Thanks for being on the planet.

    Dusty (Susan)

    January 16, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    • Thank you so, SO much! :D <3

      January 17, 2015 at 10:18 am

  4. orangeblorenge

    Reblogged this on creating an online presence for tomorrow, today. and commented:
    Thank you Rosie, for helping me be less asleep at the wheel.
    D.

    January 16, 2015 at 8:49 am

  5. orangeblorenge

    I signed. Thank you, Rosie.

    January 16, 2015 at 8:40 am

    • Thank you!

      January 16, 2015 at 9:04 am

  6. Joe

    There is no lower life form on earth than a child abuser. I fully support and have signed your petition. I hope this effort is succesful.

    January 15, 2015 at 6:20 am

    • Thanks, Joe!

      January 15, 2015 at 8:05 am

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