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Let's stop the black or white thinking about sexual abuse.

Some things can indeed be one or another: in my time zone it's evening, not morning.

Woody Allen may be a great director. That doesn't mean he can not possibly be a child molester. Nor does Dylan's brother's denial prove anything.

For at least six years, one of my brothers sexually molested our younger sister. This was in a small house with lots of people. I can't imagine how he got away with it. But he did. If you were to have asked any of us during those years, we've have denied the possibility. We know better now, though we have chosen to keep it from our mother.

Yes, a few people are wrongly accused: most of the time an accusation is true. It is extremely difficult for a child to go against the threats of his/her abuser to report abuse. It is extremely difficult for an adult to report prior abuse, for the same reason rapes are not reported. The victim is further victimized by the reactions.

The "truth" of Woody vs. Dylan will probably never be known, unless Woody confesses. So please stop attacking Dylan, as this only makes it harder for other victims, of any age, to come forward.

A personal story about Pete Seeger.

When my son was about 6 years old, we were at a Pete Seeger concert. Pete asked for requests. My son wanted "Zippity Do Dah". I knew Pete would not sing this, but my son was adamant. So I let him walk to the stage by himself to make the request. (We didn't believe in coddling him). Pete bent down to listen, (the audience couldn't hear my son). Pete then stood up and very kindly said he didn't know that song, but he would sing something else for my boy. I've always been grateful to Pete that he respected a little boy enough not to embarrass him.

RIP, Pete.

Huckabee has it backwards.

At the risk of being obvious, it's not women who need to control their libido. According to the White House report, 22 million women but only 1.6 million men have been raped. While it IS possible for a woman to rape a man, no one claims this is a frequent event. So we have to assume that most of those 1.6 million men were raped by other men. In addition, the armed services have discovered that many male soldiers have been assaulted, most by men.

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