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Forum: Single Parenting   06-23-2011, 02:27 PM
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Posted By marthawashington
Because this is a site to support mothers.  ...

Because this is a site to support mothers.   But, clearly the mother said something offenisive because she didn't understand and asked to be educated.  She apologized but that wasn't good enough for...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-23-2011, 02:10 PM
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Posted By marthawashington
Then, what is your purpose of writing?  I never...

Then, what is your purpose of writing?  I never said you had to educate.  But what, then, is your purpose of writing?  I'm only going off that you are writing and don't understand what it's for...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-23-2011, 01:46 PM
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Posted By marthawashington
Example... another hurtful judgement.  This time...

Example... another hurtful judgement.  This time esoteric.  And, no one's going to understand you unless you can communicate. It doesn't take just one minute to solve a problem.  You need to...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-23-2011, 01:19 PM
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Posted By marthawashington
 I thought these site were about expressing...


I thought these site were about expressing concerns and feelings and seeing if they're perhaps valid or there is something to it.  I thought it was a safe place to go.  I wondered out loud(which...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-23-2011, 01:17 PM
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Views: 3,393
Posted By marthawashington
For example, this is someone we should be trying...

For example, this is someone we should be trying to help.  Stop focusing on OP and let's find out how we can help MamitaM.  It's eye opening how people go to the controversy and not help those who...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-23-2011, 01:15 PM
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Posted By marthawashington
Perhaps pour all that pain and angst into...

Perhaps pour all that pain and angst into advocacy.  If you're afraid for your safety, you can still advocate without admitting you're  a rape victim.  But, the words you write here is not advocacy....
Forum: Single Parenting   06-23-2011, 01:07 PM
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Views: 3,393
Posted By marthawashington
  Thank you to those for your support like...


Thank you to those for your support like APToddlerMama and your non-judgemental words.  It would be nice if all mom's could put themselves in another mom's shoes.  I just want to let you know...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-22-2011, 07:42 PM
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Posted By marthawashington
I agree with APToddlerMama about Pynki's...

I agree with APToddlerMama about Pynki's comments and others.  A lot of comments like that I've seen don't seem to come from a non-judgemental but personal place.  I don't like having to defend...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-21-2011, 09:01 PM
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Views: 1,456
Posted By marthawashington
I am not with the father of my daughter and we...

I am not with the father of my daughter and we have different extended family situations for babysitting. I grew up with my parents so I know it's safe for my daughter to stay there. I'm concerned...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-21-2011, 09:00 PM
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Posted By marthawashington
  I am not with the white father of my...


I am not with the white father of my biracial daughter and we have different extended family situations for babysitting.  I grew up with my parents so I know it's safe for my daughter to stay...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-21-2011, 08:56 PM
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Posted By marthawashington
I am not with the father of my daughter and we...

I am not with the father of my daughter and we have different extended family situations for babysitting. I grew up with my parents so I know it's safe for my daughter to stay there. I'm concerned...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-21-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,393
Posted By marthawashington
 Thank you all for opening up.  I cry for each...


Thank you all for opening up.  I cry for each and every one of you because I see that we were all like our daughters at one point and this shouldn't happen.  I am really signing off this time.  I...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-21-2011, 03:37 PM
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Posted By marthawashington
How do i do the "trigger" sign on the title so...

How do i do the "trigger" sign on the title so that people don't unnecessarily stumble on this if they're not ready.
Forum: Single Parenting   06-21-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,393
Posted By marthawashington
Thank you.  I really didn't mean to offend.  The...

Thank you.  I really didn't mean to offend.  The questions are hard but sincere, and maybe the hard questions are the one that evoke dissonance but conversation.  I just wanted to find some answers....
Forum: Single Parenting   06-21-2011, 03:14 PM
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Views: 3,393
Posted By marthawashington
Yes, I am more educated now about this.  I...

Yes, I am more educated now about this.  I understood about blaming the victim but I guess I was judging MIL for not reporting it.  I felt this judgement because I worried for my daughter so much I...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-21-2011, 03:04 PM
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Posted By marthawashington
 Thank you for sharing this.   ...


Thank you for sharing this.  
Quote:Originally Posted by Pynki http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-21-2011, 03:02 PM
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Views: 3,393
Posted By marthawashington
Thank you for sharing your story.  

Thank you for sharing your story.  
Forum: Single Parenting   06-21-2011, 02:54 PM
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Views: 3,393
Posted By marthawashington
Got it.  I will not touch this subject again....

Got it.  I will not touch this subject again.  Thanks for the googling referrals.  Conversation closed.    I am sorry for your pain.  
Forum: Single Parenting   06-21-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,393
Posted By marthawashington
And, by the way, ignorance can get worse.  I...

And, by the way, ignorance can get worse.  I knew a teacher who said that rape victims put themselves in that situation.  As over the top you think I am, it can get worse.  If you can't even handle...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-21-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,393
Posted By marthawashington
Eclispe....I never meant to compare being a...

Eclispe....I never meant to compare being a minority with being a victim of a crime.  My point was about advocacy.  This is not a political campaign where words need to be twisted to position...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-21-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,393
Posted By marthawashington
To Dacks... I still don't get it.  Who is...

To Dacks... I still don't get it.  Who is supposed to be advocates for rape victims then?  The legal system?  But, who in the legal system with little support from the community?  Again, I'm a...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-21-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,393
Posted By marthawashington
No, sorry, I didn't have a chance to reply to...

No, sorry, I didn't have a chance to reply to all the posts individually. I did not mean everyone's post were rude.  I appreciate the education.  I have learned something to think about.
Forum: Single Parenting   06-21-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,393
Posted By marthawashington
Also, this was meant as a general post to the...

Also, this was meant as a general post to the people who said that I have no judgement and that they throw up at my words.  I think I will stop talking about this with the people who can't be...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-21-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 99
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Posted By marthawashington
It makes me sad to hear so many of these stories...

It makes me sad to hear so many of these stories you shared with me.  I can see how this is something you have to deal with a lifetime.  I have no idea what it means to be raped but I was touched...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-21-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,393
Posted By marthawashington
Okay, I see i hit a hot button.  Please educate...

Okay, I see i hit a hot button.  Please educate me then rather than insulting.  It only closes the conversation.  This should be a good venue for you to educate someone like me and others afraid to...
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