I choose to speak up for the innocent, those who did not have a ‘choice’ about being abused, those who had their childhood’s stolen in the worst ways possible.
It is ethics and social justice to speak up for the innocent.
If we don’t speak up for our vulnerable children, we don’t stand for much.
Offenders had choices. They made choices to hurt and harm children, and they could have chosen not to. Most of them never have any remorse, and many do it repeatedly, because they lack any conscience, empathy or remorse.
And those who defend them, make excuses for them, rationalise what they do, enable them, justify what they do, are as guilty as the offenders themselves.
We live in a victim blaming/shaming society. In an offender protecting/enabling society. A sick society.
No-one ever deserves to be abused. No-one ever deserves to be sexually abused. Especially children.
Society needs to stop defending people who choose to harm others, and start making them far more responsible for their actions, have far more appropriate jail time, and start supporting the victims. Continue reading