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If an adult male in his 40s engages in self stimulation to completion in the presence of his 9yr old daughter, telling her to 'stay'. Is he guilty of child abuse????? Could that ever possibly be a 'misunderstanding' and could you have sympathy for someone who did that?????
Originally posted by kwakakev
Child abuse is not new, being going on for a very long time with the slavery trade just one common example. With increased communications more of it is coming to light. There has always been a tendency for some to exert their will over others, it is how civilisation is structured. As for parents beating there kids, it was just common practice with my grandparents, part discipline part frustration. As for some of the more extreme ritualistic and sexual abuse, family tradition, exploitation and control are some of the common factors when looking into it.
I know this is a pretty hard topic to deal with, when looking deeper the diversity of nature also has a role. There is always a reason for why things are the way they are, it might be complex or not make a lot sense at times. The way I see it, for evolution to adapt and improve on the current situation it must try many different things. A lot of these will fail, but without trying them it will not be able to find the solutions that work. Human desires to inflict pain and conflict are very old and expressed in many ways for many reasons. God maybe a bastard at times, but this the only one we have got and the situation.
As for if resolution will be found to these acts comes down to natural selection. There is a lot of strength, education and resilience found in pain if it is done right, there is also a lot of maimed and shattered lives when it is done wrong. As with so many other parts of our life, moderation is key.
Take care when you try to sympathise with such individuals that you do not lose sight of the impact they had on innocents.
not all perpetrators of abuse are victims of abuse and not all victims become perpetrators.
Originally posted by Amanda5
I am commencing this thread to gain an insight into why - in 2012 - as a supposedly advanced society we still have way too much Child Abuse. This thread is meant to be an avenue for people to express their philosophy, thoughts, rationale and confusion.
There are far worse forms of child abuse than just a spanking, or a beating. When I child looses self worth, self value, and are thrown to the dirt emotionally, there life is essentially over. A life ruined for ever.....
Originally posted by aaaiii
Child abuse has always been there. The difference is that now we have people to enforce laws that apply to the abusers and the media publicizes these crimes.
Years ago, what was the norm for discipline is now considered criminal.
Recently I read an article where a teenage Child was taken - by Police - to deserted swampland and abused, stripped near naked and left - as a lesson about not to throw eggs at cars during halloween. The young lad is too terrified to give evidence so the officers were given practically no punishment. Some of the articles I read beggar belief.