posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 07:15 AM
reply to post by yorkshirelad
Quoting a whole lot of such figures is a little meaningless. In fact even if you did put a source (which you should have) it can also be meaningless.
I offer no insult to you, you have provided no doubt to the best of your ability and your point is well made and accepted by me. Thank you for the
reminder that we should clean up our own back yard. Still, my heart aches for this innocent child.
In 1995 I attended a major conference on child abuse as a representative of a Government department. Stats just like this appeared time and time
again. I asked for the background material and was given a copy of the originating study. The study only involved females.
Just one example should be sufficient.
Q. As a child, did you ever show anyone your private parts either as a game or because you where asked to. (except by a doctor)
A yes answer was recorded as child abuse and put into stats as you have. Every game of I'll show you mine if you show me yours, every parent checking
on an infection or other health need, hell, a child asked to get undressed for bed could tick yes.
Many of these studies have been carried out by people with enormous agendas including major Government funding.
I am very wary of such stats.
Incidentally, I was thrown out of said conference for asking a simple question of a speaker. She started her presentation with a thundering, fist
thumping "60% of physical abuse in the home is caused by males of all ages. This must stop and we must work tirelessly to stop this hurt to our
Thundering applause! I put my hand up. The speaker said "Yes" I asked, "Who causes the other 40% of Physical abuse in the home?" She had security
throw me out. I was followed out by all but one of the males present.
As I said, all of these studies that produce such stats are done for a reason.
edit on 22/4/2013 by pheonix358 because: error