By Carey Roberts
June 18, 2008
The domestic violence industry is reeling from a recent series of high-profile scandals, leaving abuse workers to wonder how things could have possibly gone so wrong.
First the Sex.
Recently a woman described her stay at an abuse shelter. In shocking detail, she recounts how threats and bullying had become commonplace among the shelter residents. Once a resident punched her forearm, screaming at her, bitch! One night another woman assaulted her, injuring her back and forcing her to seek medical attention.
The woman also recounted lesbian advances by a shelter employee. If you become her girlfriend, you will be treated very good, I was 100% sure, the woman sheepishly explains. On another occasion she was referred to a local lesbian attorney whose fetching assistant was dressed like she was in a nightclub.
This is a video that has to be seen to be believed:
Sexual harassment of women in abuse facilities is not uncommon. I have personally spoken with other women who were pressured by shelter workers to engage in lesbian sexual activity in return for better accommodations and special perks.
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