Originally posted by Unity_99
Absolute drivel. Women aren't the predators. When they are abused as children they usually end up being abused.
I too will assume you meant "abusers". As for your
point, well, it's "absolute drivel" isn't it? Whether someone has been abused and then
turned into an abuser is irrelevant, because they have ruined a child's life. If anything, victims of child abuse should be the last
you'd expect to turn abuser themselves. If they do, then they should be vehementy persecuted, not sympathised with.
reply to post by ziggy1706
You can't blame pornography for it, the Greeks (for one) were at it long before that came along.
The women of the websites mentioned in that report should be tracked down by authorities and dealt with, preferably before any of them can play out
their 'fantasies' in real life. These women clearly have a problem.
A lot of people see this kind of thing as evidence of a rise in paedophilic behaviour. There is no rise, it's just reported and sensationalised more
these days by the media. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if there was actually less of this kind of thing going on than ever before. Think about it.
In the past this thing wasn't talked about by anyone. There was a stigma attached to the victim as well as the perpetrator, families wouldn't speak
of it if one of their kids had been abused by a relative or friend because they didn't want to create a scandal. Kids were exposed to adults in
unsupervised situations that would not be deemed in any way appropriate these days. Nowadays kids are better educated (well, instilled with paranoia
at an earlier age) and are taught about 'stranger danger', that any unknown adult could be a threat (even though victims are more likely to be
abused by a relative or family friend). Some kids aren't allowed outside without constant supervision. I know that we all worry for our children's
safety but that climate of fear we have created in around them is palpable, and one wonders what effect it will have on them in the long term.
It's the media who have made us fear that there's a boogeyman around every corner. There are probably more children injured or killed in road
accidents each year than are molested or murdered by paedophiles in a decade. Maybe we should
take a good look at the effect our fear can have
on a child's psyche. Are we being rational or just led by the media on this (like everything else)? People complain about their kids spending all day
in front of the TV or XBox etc. and that they don't get enough fresh air. They might go out and get some exercise if they weren't so apprehensive
about what might be out there. At this rate we are going to end up with a generation of neurotic agoraphobics, afraid to spread their wings and flee
the safety of the family nest.
It's insane, and it's being perpetuated by a media who can't get the facts straight. Look at all those "Female Teacher in Pupil Sex Shocker"
headlines about older women and teenage boys. These stories always accuse the teacher of being a paedophile
when in fact they would actually be
. Paedophiles are sexually attracted to prepubescent children, whereas pederasts are attracted to teenagers. There is a difference,
and when I read these stories I often look to see how the 'teacher' got 'caught'. In most cases I have seen it's because the boy has originally
consented but then decided he'd had his fun and no longer seeks the attention of the teacher. Then he goes crying to his mommy that the teacher had
'molestered' him. Now I'm not saying what the teacher was up to was right, I'm just saying that teenage boys are not as innocent as the media
would like you to believe in these cases. I know that when I was that age I would've given my eye teeth to have had it off with an older woman (and
just about all of the boys I knew would have said the same thing). Teenagers are a whole different ballgame and a lot of 'molestation' cases
involving teens are not the cut-and-dry tales of abuse they are portrayed in the media.
This is just one example of how the media distorts situations and sells the idea of the boogeyman/woman around the corner, and the public buys it
because they don't even have to read it! They just need to see the front page of the tabloid headline "PAEDO TEACHER CAUGHT" or some other such
nonsense. Then they go home and discuss getting little Bobby fitted with an RFID chip, which in reality would do nothing to prevent abuse, it just
serves as false peace of mind to the parent.
Hmm. I may have rambled on a bit...