Pretending child abuse and neglect doesn’t exist, minimizing it, avoiding it, denying it, excusing it……. is not helping in any way.
People can harp on about compassion for abusive people, and forget the greater compassion needed for the child victims and keep perpetuating abuse in the process. Choose to believe they don’t intend to harm children, but that does not help children being abused and the physical and mental health lifelong issues it creates.
I am over people making excuses for those who intentionally abuse children.
I am over society pretending child abuse and neglect are okay, because we can’t upset people by telling them the truth.
I am over religious people condoning child abuse, in all the many forms it is condoned, enabled, encouraged.
Children don’t have a voice, and need mature, compassionate adults to be a voice.