Friday, March 26, 2010

Beware - As you leave this site you are entering the Asylum

If I didn't already know, then today I would have most certainly been made aware of it.

The world has gone mad.

Man's best friend (next to dog) has become his greatest enemy - bringing new meaning to the old expression 'tits up'. Breast implant bombs new terror device.

Then, there's the case of the scanner guy who is in danger of getting sued for allegedly looking a little too appreciatively at a set of the (apparently potentially deadly) baubles. If she had been a terrorist, would he have been a hero rather than a villain?

On a different tact (though possibly not unrelated to breast feeding) there's the announcement that some women are born bad mums. Interesting concept. It suggests that mothers might actually be human. Are we ready for such a thing? Does that mean that some fathers might be born bad fathers? And if so, have they told this guy yet?

Perhaps 'born to be bad' is rather an excuse.....

Then, of course, it's not always reasonable to blame the parents anyway. No doubt these obnoxious little yobs will claim a 'bad childhood' later on in life after they have murdered, bullied and raped their way through to the adult courts.

Sigh. The world really has gone mad.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Victims of Child Abuse

The trouble that pedophiles cause is almost incalculable. The harm they cause to children is ungovernable.

Yet the world does little to stop them.

It is true that some are caught and jailed, but that rarely solves the problem.

For a start, jail does not rehabilitate them. More often than not, they get to indulge their perversions socially with others of a similar ilk. They emerge better trained and more able to carry out their abuses with even less chance of detection.

Then, of course, pedophilia is a crime but one highly related to a mental sickness. The sexual desire of children is a mental health issue - so punishment is not going to change it.

Perhaps most importantly, no real effort seems to go into understanding why people turn out to be sexual predators of children. The 10 year old angel turns into Mr Baldy or Mr Nasty - but why? What causes this degradation in their moral, ethical and/or sexual nature? Find out and maybe we can stop it.

We need to understand and so prevent rather than trying to apply band-aid after-the-event solutions.

But not all victims of child abuse are children.

Consider the case of Sarah Monahan who claims abuse on the set of the TV show 'Hey Dad'.

Read the above link and you'll see the key points are:

* Man "fondled and exposed himself"
* Won't say if man was cast or crew
* Didn't talk for fear of job loss

Because (for various reasons and probably most of them quite justifiable) she will not identify the perpetrator, the other members of the show are now suspects.

Without being arrested, without a court hearing and without a sentence being handed down, all other males in that show - on camera or off - are now suspected pedophiles.

In fact, they are all (except one) VICTIMS OF CHILD ABUSE. Because their characters and their careers and their private lives are now on the burner, fingers are pointing, relationships are at risk.

The pedophile (I am assuming the assertion to be true for the moment) has not only impact that poor child but also all those around her.

The Victims of Child Abuse are more than just the children.

Parents accused of abuse but found innocent (or worse, unproven) are victims. Family friends are now suspects - even when no abuse is reported. The man who bends to a child crying in the street is now at risk.

We must do something about these perverts who are pedophiles.

We must find out WHY they are and then implement safeguards so that we do not create more. It is not sufficient to just lock people up.

We need to spend the money. For our kids, for ourselves, for our future.