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Date:2009-08-26 16:36
Subject:Another repost from copperbadge

Hey, so remember when Wordpress suspended A Search For Survivors, and then we had to call off the letter campaign because they deleted it?

Well, now they've brought it back, sort of, and are taunting [info]waywardradish with it. They are, in fact, tormenting an abuse survivor by telling her she has no control over her words and her story.

So please, feel free to email them again at tosreports@wordpress.com to -- politely and courteously -- request that they stop interfering with the journal. No specific subject line is needed. As a text, I suggest:

I strongly protest your continued interference with the Wordpress journal childtorture.wordpress.com. It is a vital and invaluable resource for holding therapy survivors. The documentation it presents includes firsthand experiences, eyewitness accounts, and news, medical, and legal documents available to the public.

In suspending and/or removing this journal you are doing both the community and your own public image a severe disservice.

Holding therapy is abusive and lethal and aimed at children, who have no voice. Please give abuse survivors back their voice.

Please reblog if you are able. Feel free to link to this entry; I've enabled comments for that purpose, but if you have support to offer please offer it to Radish directly.

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Date:2009-08-22 18:21
Subject:Reposted fom copperbadge
Mood: angry

As many (I hope) of you know, one of my friends, [info]waywardradish, runs a support blog for survivors of "holding therapy", a dangerous, abusive, and sometimes lethal practice performed exclusively on children. Predominantly aimed at adopted and foster children, who often have no strong advocate and like all children have little physical defence, this abuse can involve wrapping them in blankets until they vomit, holding them down until they lose consciousness (or die), and forcing them into humiliating and terrifying situations over which they have no control.

Her main site, A Search For Survivors, has been suspended by wordpress because she has become visible and is being targeted by practitioners of holding therapy, who are threatened by her voice and (one hopes) losing money because of the truth she's telling.

A mirror of her likely last post on wordpress is here, and links to a survivor's account:

"The therapist diagnosed me with ODD and RAD and my sister with RAD, she showed my mom how to do 'holding therapy.' She ignored the fact that our adopted father had physically and sexually abused me and that restraining me sent me into panic attacks...Everyone in the room was helping to hurt me, and like a rapist, they told me when I just stopped fighting and took it like a good girl, everything would be okay."

I strongly urge you if you have a spare moment to send a letter of protest regarding the suspension of this journal to WordPress at tosreports@wordpress.com and to pass this message along.

Put this in the subject line: [WordPress #352210]: 493@childtorture.wordpress.com

She asks that you phrase any protests, inquiries and arguments with the utmost courtesy. This is the letter I have sent, which you are welcome to use:

I strongly protest the suspension of the Wordpress journal childtorture.wordpress.com. It is a vital and invaluable resource for holding therapy survivors, and has assisted individuals like myself in becoming educated about this practice. Holding therapy is abusive and lethal and aimed at children, who have no voice. The documentation it presents includes firsthand experiences, eyewitness accounts, and news, medical, and legal documents available to the public.

In suspending this journal you are doing both the community and your own public image a severe disservice.

Please remove the suspension on this journal and give abuse survivors back their voice.

Email Copypasta takes a minute and a half, but it means a lot to Radish and to abuse survivors to know that they're not alone. Please lend a hand. Thanks, guys.

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Date:2009-07-27 23:47

From Dr. Polidori's Lord Ruthven to Stephenie Meyer's Edward Cullen, the annals of vampire lore are filled with attractive, charming bloodsuckers. Which one would you most want to be bitten by?

Gary Oldman as Dracula in the Francis Ford Coppola movie.

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Date:2009-05-18 13:50
Subject:Go me!
Mood: amused

As seen on ladyofthemasque

Your result for Guess The Language Test...

The Language Master

24 of 24 Knowledge!

You scored 24 Knowledge. You did Awesome! I hope you had fun, that is all that really matters. The best result you got is a little bit of exposure to some of the many languages of the world. If you liked this send me feedback and maybe I will make another one. If you vote that is appreciated also.

Take Guess The Language Test
at HelloQuizzy

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Date:2008-05-03 20:16
Mood: loved

I got beautiful flowers today!

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Date:2008-03-08 12:12
Subject:Oh yes!
Mood: amused

bedroom toys
Powered By Stimulators

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Date:2008-02-04 19:59
Mood: amused

Identifying the boys for sandykidd I remembered that I wanted to post this picture.
It was taken at Phantasialand (a local amusement park), and was the Christmas present to the family this year.
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Date:2007-09-22 13:23
Mood: annoyed

I am no longer able to get to Restricted Section. Somebody able to give me a pointer?

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Date:2007-09-14 10:13
Subject:How unsurprising
Mood: blah

From alexandralynch

1. Go to www.careercruising.com
2. Put in Username: nycareers and Password: landmark.
3. Take their "Career Matchmaker" questions.
4. Post the top ten results.





5.Political Aide

6.Family and Consumer Scientist



9.Sign Language Interpreter

10.Public Policy Analyst

Okay, some of those actually are surprising.

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Date:2007-09-02 00:21
Subject:I catched a meme infection when visiting LadyoftheMasque
Mood: nerdy

NerdTests.com says I'm a Cool High Nerd.  What are you?  Click here!

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Date:2007-08-28 23:13
Mood: excited

My copy of Sandykidds Multiplex Anthology arived!

Now excuse me while I go and read.

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Date:2007-06-29 08:57
Subject:I could not resist
Mood: geeky

Your Score: Loser- INTP

40% Extraversion, 66% Intuition, 53% Thinking, 46% Judging

Talked to another human being lately? I'm serious. You value knowledge above ALL else. You love new ideas, and become very excited over abstractions and theories. The fact that nobody else cares still hasn't become apparent to you...

Nerd's a great word to describe you, and I seriously couldn't care less about the different definitions of the word and why you're actually more of a geek than a nerd. Don't pretend you weren't thinking that. You want every single miniscule fact and theory to be presented correctly.

Critical? Sarcastic? Cynical? Pessimistic? Just a few words to describe you when you're at your very best...*cough* Sorry, I mean worst. Picking up the dudes or dudettes isn't something you find easy, but don't worry too much about it. You can blame it on your personality type now.

On top of all this, you're shy. Nice one, wench. No wonder you're on OKCupid!
Now, quickly go and delete everything about "theoretical questions" from your profile page. As long as nobody tries to start a conversation with you, just MAYBE you'll now have a chance of picking up a date. But don't get your hopes up.

I am interested though. If a tree fell over in a forest, would it really make a sound?

Link: The Brutally Honest Personality Test written by UltimateMaster on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

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Date:2007-06-29 08:13
Subject:Something to share
Mood: amused


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Date:2007-06-19 12:47
Subject:Stolen from the Muse
Mood: surprised

What color is your soul painted?


Your soul is painted the color yellow, which embodies the characteristics of joy, happiness, optimism, idealism, gold, hope, liberalism, sociability, friendship, death, courage, intellect, confidence, communication, travel, movement, attraction, persuasion, and charm. Yellow is the color of the element Air, and symbolizes the sun, grain, and the power of thought.

Personality Test Results

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Date:2007-06-18 09:57

If there are one or more people on your friends list who make your world a better place just because they exist, and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the Internet, then post this same sentence in your journal.

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Date:2007-03-02 17:40
Subject:Stolen from Leah the Muse

Please leave a one-word comment that you think best describes me.
It can only be one word.
No more.
Then copy & paste this in your journal so that I may leave a word about you...

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Date:2007-01-26 09:30
Subject:Tagged by Poobah
Mood: cold


1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5.Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag 5 people.

That was not as easy as it sounds.
The nearest book is "Leo Lausemaus macht Ferien" a picture book, belonging to Luca. No site 123 by a loooooooong stretch.

The second one is "Lustiges Taschenbuch, Stromausfall in Entenhausen" a Mickey and Donald comic, confiscated from Yannis earlier, when he was cought in the act, trying to smuggle it to school. Here is what it says:
"Drei gegen einen?"
"Das ist unfair!"
"Was höre ich da?"

The first book in my reach without pictures was "Der kleine Hobbit" by Tolkien, my reading project with the kidlings at the moment.
"Einen halben Augenblick", rief Bilbo, den noch immer der peinliche Gedanke plagte, gefressen zu werden.
Glücklicherweise hatte er einmal etwas Ähnliches gehört.
Nachdem er sich gesammelt hatte, fiel ihm die Antwort ein.

The first book not belonging to my children, but me, was "The Ultimate Hitchhikers Guide" by Douglas Adams. A compilation of all six Hitchhikers Guide books. I re-read it at the moment while supervising Bennet and Luca in the garden.
"Do you want me to kick you?" said Ford.
"Would it give you a lot of pleasure?", said Zaphod, blearily.

Okay, all done.
And now I tag the Muse, Alexandra Lynch, Cynic, Emarys and Volatile

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Date:2007-01-23 09:07
Subject:Grabbed from Poobah
Mood: amused

What do the Harry Potter adults think of you?

Result #3Albus Dumbledore tries to like you but doesnt trust something about you.Lord Voldemort wishes you were on his side.Minerva McGonagall thinks you are very talented.Severus Snape is secretly in love with you.Rubeus Hagrid tries to like you but doesnt really understand you.Horace Slughorn thinks you are all right.Sirius Black hates you and doesnt understand why Remus likes you.Remus Lupin worships the ground you walk on and would do anything to get you to love him back.Bill Weasley thinks of you as a best friend.Lucius Malfoy doesnt understand why Voldemort likes you.Bellatrix Lestrange wants to have you killed.Peter Pettigrew avoids you at all costs.
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Date:2006-11-27 16:11
Mood: contemplative

The Window Shopper
Random Gentle Love Dreamer (RGLDf)

Loving, hopeful, open. Likely to carry on an romance from afar. You are The Window Shopper.

You take love as opportunities come, which can lead to a high-anxiety, but high-flying romantic life. You're a genuinely sweet person, not saccharine at all, so it's likely that the relationships you have had and will have will be happy ones. You've had a fair amount of love experience for your age, and there'll be much more to come.

Your exact opposite:
The Stiletto

Deliberate Brutal Sex Master
Part of why we know this is that, of all female types, you are the most prone to sudden, ferocious crushes. Your results indicate that you're especially capable of obsessing over a guy you just met. Obviously, passion like this makes for an intense existence. It can also make for soul-destroying letdowns.

Your ideal match is someone who'll love you back with equal fire, and someone you've grown to love slowly. A self-involved or pessimistic man is especially bad. Though you're drawn to them, avoid artists at all costs.

BEWARE: The Hornivore

CONSIDER: The Gentleman, The Loverboy, The Boy Next Door

Link: The 32-Type Dating Test by OkCupid - Free Online Dating.

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Date:2006-10-30 09:09

The Five Love Languages

My primary love language is probably
Physical Touch
with a secondary love language being
Quality Time.

Complete set of results

Physical Touch: 12
Quality Time: 6
Acts of Service: 5
Words of Affirmation: 5
Receiving Gifts: 1


Unhappiness in relationships, according to Dr. Gary Chapman, is often due to the fact that we speak different love languages. Sometimes we don't understand our partner's requirements, or even our own. We all have a "love tank" that needs to be filled in order for us to express love to others, but there are different means by which our tank can be filled, and there are different ways that we can express love to others.

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