News & Policy
The following thought-provoking articles on incest explore many angles of this problem. If there is a policy or news piece you think belongs here, tell us.
Dear “Pschology Today”: Believe Incest Survivors by Anna Holtzman: “When it comes to entrenched narratives that silence incest survivors, mainstream media continues to propagate these harmful myths unchecked. It’s time for us to change that.”
Understanding and Treating Survivors of Incest by David M. Lawson: “This article explores the psychological and interpersonal aspect of child sexual abuse by a parent and its treatment, with a particular focus on its relationship to betrayal trauma, dissociation and complex trauma.”
Harvey Weinstein’s False Memory Defense and its Shocking Origin Story by Anna Holtzman: “Incest is one of the most common forms of sexual abuse, and yet — despite the gains of the #METOO movement — it remains conspicuously missing from the conversation. This is largely because the ‘false memory’ defense that was created to silence incest survivors has somehow persisted, both in the public consciousness and in the field of psychology itself.”
What Every Incest Survivor Needs to Know by Alisa Zipursky: “Incest sucks. And it happens all the time. Those eight simple words raise issues that are never talked about, but need to be….Here are 6 things every incest survivor, and their loved ones, need to know.”
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