Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), sexual abuse is an all-encompassing non-legal term that includes crimes like sexual assault, rape, and sexual abuse. Often, victims of sexual abuse will rely on their own cultural biases, religious teachings or seek support from their faith communities to navigate their experience of victimization. Cultural norms and religious teachings, under the shield of repentance and forgiveness can normalize sexual abuse.
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Johnson, Saundra. "Navigating the Conversation: Sexual Abuse in the Black Home and the Church" (2023). Master of Arts (MA), Master's Project, Humanities, Old Dominion University, https://digitalcommons.odu.edu/humanities_masters_papers/2