What if a Mother Had Been in That Locker Room?

I have an essay up on Huffington Post Parents today about the whole awful tragedy at Penn State, where nine (and counting) children were sexually abused for years while adults stood by and did nothing.

I hope you’ll take a look.

What if a Mother Had Been In That Locker Room? 

I don’t mean to say that only mothers are capable of putting children’s well-being first. I do believe that these men– and all of them were men– failed miserably. And if you’re a mother like me, you’re haunted by the thought of that boy being raped in the showers, and seeing another adult come in– who then LEAVES WITHOUT SAVING YOU.

I’ll try to get back to saying something funny next week.







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