Friday 20 October 2017

The brave abuse survivors

Eamonn Sweeney's excellent article on surviving child abuse was thought-provoking and brave. (Stock photo)
Eamonn Sweeney's excellent article on surviving child abuse was thought-provoking and brave. (Stock photo)

Letter to the Editor

Sir - What an excellent, thought-provoking and brave article Eamonn Sweeney has written in your paper (Real bravery is surviving abuse, Eric, Sunday Independent, December 4).

Having met many victims of child abuse during my years as a school principal, I am somewhat aware of the torment they go through.

Nobody can be totally empathetic with child abuse survivors except a fellow survivor. To read Eric Bristow's comments and how he uses the word "wimps" to berate the soccer players who have just lately revealed their horrors is very disturbing.

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