If you’ve been hurt by a romance scam, these blog pages will help you restore your power! They’ll explain what happened, why, and what you and society can do to make it stop.
My personal story appears in Carnal Abuse by Deceit. It will help anyone who suffered a romance scam restore their dignity! It explains how emotional predators get their hooks into you, the painful journey to recovery, and the legal concept of consent.
My upcoming book, Don’t Swallow That Catfish Hook! will identify why romance scams are a crime and what we can do about it! You can register for it today and help launch the law to protect society! Romance scams are an epidemic. You can help make them stop!
Lying to induce sex is not intimacy, it’s a covert form of sexual assault!
The names for sexual exploitation differ from state to state. Some states use the generic term, “rape.” Others adopt language like “sexual assault,” “sexual battery,” “sexual misconduct,” and more. No matter what name appears for this crime, all penal codes, everywhere, should include the provisions to punish rape by fraud offenses!
Violence and rape
Nothing can compare to the horrific trauma that takes place during a violent rape. But using violence to overwhelm the victim is not the only tool in a rapist’s arsenal. Every form of rape violates the victim by robbing them of self determination over their reproductive organs.
Additional non-violent forms of rape
Society, through its penal codes, has identified a variety of covert ways predators will vitiate, (undermine,) a person’s knowing consent to engage in sex:
- Penetrating someone younger than the age of consent or mentally incapable of consent.
All of these non-violent acts are recognized as “rape” in most states.
DUPING a victim robs them of knowing consent just like every other form of non-violent rape! Assenting to sex is not the same as consenting to sex.
Every living, breathing human being is entitled to select what sexual acts they engage in and with whom they engage in those sexual acts. Tricking them about the act itself, or the person with whom they are engaging is a form of sexual exploitation.
Violently overwhelming the victim is NOT the only way a sexual predator can sexually violate a victim.
You can make a difference!
- Register to be notified when “Don’t Swallow That Catfish Hook!” is published, and for your chance to win a free Kindle Fire! This book contains the language for a new law that can bring romance scams to a screeching halt!
- Post a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Goodreads once you’ve read the book.
When “Don’t Swallow That Catfish Hook!” hits the stands, I’ll be giving away a free Kindle Fire to a person who purchases the book in the first week and writes one of the first 20 book reviews.
Doing so will raise awareness and prevent romance scams around the world!
Romance Scams will not stop ’til we make it happen! Please register to be an vital part of this important change!
Click on the image and fill out the information for the Kindle drawing.
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