I posted the media of the day plus a couple more articles related directly or indirectly to the OPP porn bust, including the OPP press release of 05 February and an article from the 4th which tells us the discomfiting news that there are so many individuals involved in interent kiddie porn that they could never arrest them all!
The whole thing is bothering me. Certainly the language is bothering me. It’s looking as though kiddie porn is now being referred to as child sexual abuse. Yes, it’s a form of re-victimization, but it is not sexual abuse. The molestation is one thing, the distribution of pictures of the abuse is another.
All I can say is that when people start tampering with language something is up. Take the time to read the articles. I am interested in the thoughts of others on this. It truly is disturbing me, as are the various attempts to excuse, rationalize and/or justify what can only be called gross sexual depravity.
In that vein, look at this link re sexual misconduct in the classroom: http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/teacherspet/shakeshaft.html There’s some interesting information in there, but note the familiar language re “situational predators” who don’t know “boundaries” because they are “sexually immature.” That’s akin to the language used by various Church officials to excuse the sins and crimes of clerical sexual abusers. It gets tiring. And disgusting. The same old same old at every turn.
If you sent a letter to the Freeholder in response to the invitation to share your thoughts would you please consider sending me a copy? Or if you made a phone call and gave a verbal account of your thoughts would you give me a bit of a recap? I am interested in what people had to say and what makes it into print.
Enough for now,