Looking at the Sexual Abuse Crisis

Looking at the Sexual Abuse Crisis Sex Roles (2008) 58:889–890 DOI 10.1007/s11199-008-9391-9 BOOK REVIEW Predatory Priest, Silenced Victims: The Sexual Abuse Crisis and the Catholic Church. Edited by Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea and Virginia Goldner, Mahwah, NJ: The Analytic Press, 2007, xviii + 259 pp. $34.95 ISBN 0881634247 Rebecca Alpert Published online: 28 February 2008 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 When I was teaching an undergraduate course on Religion of providing the kind of answers that are satisfactory in and Sexuality several years ago, the subject of this book, making sense of this experience or bringing healing to the the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, then much in victims. the news, became the elephant in the room. Without What is more appealing about this book is that contrary adequate and thoughtful writing on the subject, I was hard to the title, the victims are not silent, they speak. There are pressed to include it on the syllabus, yet it was something several personal narratives written by abusers and abused that my students wanted and needed to discuss. This book (sometimes one in the same), and these are moving and would have solved my problem. It treats the subject with poignant. Learning about http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Looking at the Sexual Abuse Crisis

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2008 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0360-0025
eISSN
1573-2762
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11199-008-9391-9
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Sex Roles (2008) 58:889–890 DOI 10.1007/s11199-008-9391-9 BOOK REVIEW Predatory Priest, Silenced Victims: The Sexual Abuse Crisis and the Catholic Church. Edited by Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea and Virginia Goldner, Mahwah, NJ: The Analytic Press, 2007, xviii + 259 pp. $34.95 ISBN 0881634247 Rebecca Alpert Published online: 28 February 2008 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 When I was teaching an undergraduate course on Religion of providing the kind of answers that are satisfactory in and Sexuality several years ago, the subject of this book, making sense of this experience or bringing healing to the the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, then much in victims. the news, became the elephant in the room. Without What is more appealing about this book is that contrary adequate and thoughtful writing on the subject, I was hard to the title, the victims are not silent, they speak. There are pressed to include it on the syllabus, yet it was something several personal narratives written by abusers and abused that my students wanted and needed to discuss. This book (sometimes one in the same), and these are moving and would have solved my problem. It treats the subject with poignant. Learning about

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