Incest and Its Effects on Families

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Incest hurts children and confuses them. This general statement fits most if not all incest cases, but from there each family situation is different. This brief article shows that professionals and family members who want to understand particular families where incest has occurred must be open to a multitude of possibilities and only come to conclusions when they can document them. More
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About Jane Gilgun

I like to laugh. I like witty people. When I'm not writing, riding my horses, or working in my garden, I'm a professor, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA.

I write children's books, poetry, books on children with special needs, and books on many other topics based on research I have done for many years. I also comment on public events.

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Review by: Ron Lim on May 22, 2016 :
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This book allows the reader to ponder over a very sensitive subject which, although looked upon with much awe, must nevertheless be brought to light, dreadful as it appears. As one who was once a Catholic by conversion but had not practised the religion for a regrettably long time, my perception of incest is somewhat enigmatically different from that of the writer. I believe the human mind works at different levels: people have different degrees of satisfaction with their desires, whether it be sex or just good food. Of course early exposure and longer repression of sexual desires worked towards their development. However, what the writer attempted to explain was not enough to provide sufficient insight to what dwells in the emotional wellspring of the perpetrator's mind. It also did not delve into the long term effects on the victim's delicate mind. Was there only animal desire involved in the perpetrator's mind or was demonstration of sex the fulfilment of an absent need, like love? Was the hope of fulfilment for such needs the cause?
Did the victim acquiesce out of innocence or to reciprocate the love for him. Was the victim's innocence genuine enough
not to question impropriety of the situation over a long term? Should she not report the dastardly deed at the first attempt or avert the second attempt? In other words the emotional state of the participants' minds needed probing for a better understanding of the subject matter.
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