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peter hawkins
1 yr ago
In this world you are a leader or a follower. It's time for the school to be a leader for goodness - to set an example for restoration, and what is right. It time to set an example to those schools that hide behind their lawyers, simply with an eye towards their next contribution.

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Anita Kanitz
1 yr ago
The kind people treat you shows you what kind of people they are. Don't let the rapists and molesters win! Together we can fight against that and make a change!
-Anita Kanitz

“Rape is the only crime in which the victim becomes the accused.” – Freda Adler

“Now, should we treat women as independent agents, responsible for themselves? Of course. But being responsible has nothing to do with being raped. Women don’t get raped because they were drinking or took drugs. Women do not get raped because they weren’t careful enough. Women get raped because someone raped them.”
― Jessica Valenti, The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women

"The abuse of women and girls is the most pervasive and unaddressed human rights violation on earth. Women’s inequality has profoundly affected our world."
Jimmy Carter

“Because the perpetrators typically have little understanding as to why they are sexually assaulting children, they usually are unable to stop after the first assault. Abusive behavior continues until a crisis of some kind prevents further abuse.”
― Tony Martens, The Spirit Weeps, Characteristics and Dynamics of Incest and Child Sexual Abuse, With a Native Perspective

“The bridge out of shame is outrage. Suddenly the obvious becomes stunningly clear—we have been carrying shame for the crime of the offender…In a clear flash we may see ourselves standing in a fierce stance, grounded by our knowledge, ready to throw off any wrongdoer. Our outrage can be a fueling energy, capable of making us as steely as we need to be.”
― Maureen Brady, Beyond Survival: A Writing Journey for Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse

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Scott Nordlund
2 yrs ago
Eric Peterson has disgraced the SG name and the school needs a fresh start with a new headmaster. That is the only way the school will recover from this horrible situation.

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William Nordlund, Jr
2 yrs ago
I am ashamed at SG for covering this up for so long. Charles Thompson was a professor and dorm parent of mine. I easily could have been a victim.

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William Nordlund
2 yrs ago
Based upon the discussion in the Boston Globe article, I feel that St. George's has covered up the matter of recent sexual assault victims of Charles Thompson and caused further harm by giving him favorable references and not disclosing his activities to Taft. These victims need to be compassionately treated. A change of Administration and Board is also necessary to restore the reputation and image of the school.

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Stefan St. John
2 yrs ago
Because I believe in the power of good

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Liz Hatch
2 yrs ago
I have witnessed the abuse of power by headmasters and administration in these schools. They think that they are above the law and as one headmaster told me smugly "thats the beauty of it, I don't answer to anyone". There is a system in place to hush and protect the regime but not the students. Its scandalous how they operate with such arrogance!

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Dave O'Donahoe
2 yrs ago
I graduated from SG in 1977. Tony Zane was a creep then and, from the Globe article, it sounds as though he still is. SG had a lot to offer but it is Where I learned about hypocrisy and favoritism.

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Chris Greeff
2 yrs ago
I remember being shocked when I heard that Katie Wales had been expelled ONE WEEK before graduation. Tony Zane and G. Danforth have much to answer for. I've tried REALLY hard to forget about SG over the years. I wish Ann, Katie and Joan the best in their healing. So much about SG seemed 'wrong' and creepy. Now I know why.

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Chris Greeff
2 yrs ago
Class of '80