We are pleased to announce The Witch-Hunt Narrative, a new blog to accompany the new book by the same name. The book is about sexual-abuse cases from the 1980s and early 1990s involving children. The book is not about recovered memory, although the two issues have often been conflated.
The FMSF said very clearly in its early years that cases involving children were not its agenda. That changed in later years for reasons we will discuss in the future. Anyway, issues about recovered memory will stay on this blog, issues about children’s testimony and child sexual abuse more generally will be discussed at The Witch-Hunt Narrative.
If you put recoveredmemory.net into a web browser, you do not end up here. You end up at the False Memory Syndrome Foundation. Why? Because Pamela Freyd bought the domain name and instituted auto-forwarding to her site. Does that mean she is cybersquatting? In a word, no. We did not trademark the name of this site, nor has Freyd tried to sell us the .net domain name at a profit. And we are quite content simply being recoveredmemory.org. But most important, we believe in free speech and we would much rather engage Pamela Freyd on the facts than waste time on arguments about domain names. Why does this come up today? We will have more to say about that in the future. In the meantime, Pamela, recoveredmemory.com is still available if you want it.