Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: At the local coffee shop
Re: Forum for abuse and abuse survivors
I have no direct experience with abuse, but I think if such a forum were created, it should be private. Access should be given to those who have a certain amount of posts and maybe even a request made to a moderator for access. On Mothering.com ( a parent/natural living board I used to post on) there's a great abused support group, but access is limited to those who are members of the site and the administrators have to approve each request to join. People are sharing such deeply personal experiences, sometimes in graphic terms, and it's not meant to be seen by those who have a passing curiosity or no direct experience with abuse. Also, if a forum like this were public, it would be easier for the abuser to identify the victim. Making it private would provide more protection to those participating.