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comment by nowaypablo

Fuck this was interesting. My mom is a therapist that worked in foster care, rehab, and now marriage& family therapy mostly with young adults and kids. This problem presented itself throughout all those fields.

tacocat  ·  1083 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There's a documentary about the problem called The 13th Step that I would recommend.

I go to AA plenty and men who do this are the worst kind of people. It even becomes a joke in the program. I'd be lying if I said I'd never made one of those jokes but I think mine were in good taste and directed at pieces of shit who'd do it. Not that that's a good way to deal with the problem but it's so big there's not really anything to do about it.

nowaypablo  ·  1083 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Isn't it kind of "really bad" to allow people who are known to prey on people trying to get help through AA, to stay in your group? I don't know how AA works honestly, but I feel like they ought to be removed from the meetings or whatever..

edit: I suppose it's hard to charge someone in engaging in sexual predatator-ness in such an informal setting, even if everyone "knows" the problem-person's behavior.

tacocat  ·  1083 days ago  ·  link  ·  

At some point I may try to write a book about AA for regular people that isn't a huge jerk off session about how great it is like most books about it. It's a very very strange little culture