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teen girls made to spend all day for years confessing to sexual activity

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Terribletriplets Mon 04-Jul-11 10:21:03

Hello. I have a post in aibu about this, 'teen abuse'. I have posted lots of clips to a film that has been made by the survivors of 'Straight Inc', a 'teen rehab' for wayward teens. There is a place on the 'fornits' forum for 'survivors tales'. Teenage girls were made to spend (what they call) 'rap' sessions, which were hours of 'confessions'. In the girls' sessions they were made to 'confess' their sexual experiences and were called sluts and whores. The girls were in a session with a male 'counsellor' (highly inappropriate, imo) in a room with a two way mirror (why?). I don't know if this is a feminist issue but I thought I would try posting it here.

I read this on the fornits survivors' site. It is the two way mirror that spooks me. The 'counsellors' got their training and qualifications from another institution that has been shut down. The links are on aibu.

Terribletriplets Mon 04-Jul-11 10:23:26

I'd say that the documentary about AARC in Alberta is worse that the clips from the forthcoming film. Some of the survivors look dead. Just saying words.

wrongdecade Mon 04-Jul-11 15:08:04

does it have a religious aspect to it? it wouldn't surprise me

Terribletriplets Mon 04-Jul-11 15:20:49

It does. Have you looked at the clips? Should I repost them here?

It is the two way mirror that freaks me.

Terribletriplets Mon 04-Jul-11 15:27:22

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E64lWEeg2A&feature=related
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g4bQl39ff8&feature=related
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp5Hutu4D04&feature=related
www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEcJna5-VSQ&feature=related]

Terribletriplets Mon 04-Jul-11 15:44:23

www.fornits.com/wwf/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=23701

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA6jKIf5lBQ

One of the co-founders of Straight is now a priest of the Greek Orthodox Church.

Terribletriplets Mon 04-Jul-11 15:52:08

www.survivingstraightincthemovie.com/
(this contains clips from the film)

www.survivingstraightincthemovie.com/clips.cfm

The Straight, Inc.. model had five phases.

In the first phase youths were not allowed to attend school, to speak about anything other than their addictions, to speak to members of the opposite sex, to live at home with their family, to read, to play outside, to go to the bathroom alone, or to eat sugar. In the second phase the youths had the same restrictions, but were responsible for supervising Phase 1 youths and were allowed to speak about issues other than their addictions. In the third phase, the youths were allowed to attend school and in the fourth and fifth phase, they were allowed to watch TV and develop relationships.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgil_Miller_Newton

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