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The Lazada 11/11 Online Revolution Survival Kit

The Lazada 11/11 Online Revolution Survival Kit

Crazy sales like Black Friday, Cyber Monday and End of Season Sale is not for the faint at heart. Shopaholics take it seriously and they bring their A game all the time to get the best deals online and in store.

So with the growing number of experienced shoppers, do we even stand a chance? Of course we do! Lazada is launching the Biggest Online Christmas Sale of the Year tomorrow and it will run for 1 whole month, 11/11 to 12/12, thus known as the Lazada 11/11 Online Revolution.

Breaking the Silence of Sexual Abuse

Breaking the Silence of Sexual Abuse

Victims of sexual abuse, most often than not, are held captive by their own silence. Why so? More than the embarrassment of admitting that they have gone through such a traumatic experience, they risk the possibility of being ridiculed “for asking for it”, shunned by their family and friends for calling such “shameful” attention to themselves and the people around them, or being judged as a liar or extortionist by the law, especially if the accused has power and authority. When a victim of sexual abuse breaks her silence, she opens herself up to possibly more hurt before any real help is in sight. That is why silence appears to be an attractive option for them, but will it really help? Sexual Abuse and Assault “Sexual assault is NOT a crime of passion, driven by a strong desire for sex; it is a violent crime driven by a desire for dominance.  Most perpetrators of sexual assault have access to consensual sex with someone other than the victim…Sexual assault happens because a perpetrator believes that they are entitled to have sex or sexual contact with another person without that person’s consent. – http://web.stanford.edu/ This definition emphasizes two things in the perpetrator: the desire for dominance and the belief of entitlement. By this very definition, the fault clearly falls on the perpetrator and not the victim. So why is it that the victim has to carry the stigma and the trauma for the criminal act? Worse, the perpetrator seem to wield an unseen power over their victims long after the crime has been done, cowering them into silence and digging them deeper...

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