Abuse in the BDSM World Class

I attended an excellent class last night at the SF Citadel given by 415grl.  If you are either a victim of abuse or know or believe your own self to be an abuser (or consider yourself or a loved one to have an anger management issue) and are seeking help, please get in touch with the Manalive program at 415-861-8614, or mmanalive@comcast.net. (Yes, there are two “m’s”; that’s not a typo.)

Manalive is a program developed to help male abusers learn anger management and to stop abusing.  It is one of, if not *the*, most successful programs in the country, according to a variety of sources.  Its success led to a request to develop a program to help the female victims of abuse, which turned into Womanalive.

For those of us in the BDSM subculture (thanks, Midori!), there is a further offshoot called Humanalive that helps people examine abuse in a BDSM context and learn to create healthy, nonabusive D/s, M/s relationships.

Please don’t be put off by the male abuser/female victim paradigm if you are gay, lesbian, or transgendered.  The concepts work for everyone, and the programs are very receptive to people of all persuasions.   The paradigm is built on the fact that in our male-dominated culture, we have all pretty much absorbed a range of concepts that follow directly from the “male superior” model that drives our society, and a lot of those are pretty central to a lot of abuse.

 

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