I have come to the conclusion that society is to blame for the rise in child abuse. My reasoning is simple; people have become too lax in their parenting relying on technology to babysit for them. Though technology is not the only thing to blame, there is another reason I think it is the brainwashing men receive from the media as to what the perfect woman should look like.
Years ago the perfect woman was one who could cook, clean and raise your children. She had curves, a friendly smile and held tea parties with her neighbours. The kids played together in parks, walked to school together and in the afternoons would go home to their mothers. Then having a domestic became fashion and women became liberated so that ideal of a woman went out of fashion.
These days’ men are lead to believe the perfect woman looks like a young boy or a starving waif. Models are exhibited as the perfect woman in magazines, movies, and on displays to entice men. Gone is the ideal of a woman with curves, boobs or booty, she must look like a plank and have no personality. When men can’t attain this perfect woman they turn to the next best thing children. Children look like this “ideal” woman, children are easy to manipulate and children generally are trusting. It is therefore not surprising that abuse has increased.
The internet has made it easy for the pedophiles to ply their trade. Before it was something they did in dark corners and if caught they were locked away as insane. Now they get married have children of their own while leading a double life. It is no longer necessary for them to snatch little girls and boys off the street, they have their own at home. Their dirty dark secrets can be shared with other like minded individuals through email, nice and anonymous. When their wives become suspicious they divorce them and find themselves another little girl to marry and have offspring with.
Yes I think society is to blame for the increase in child rape, abuse and murder. We no longer stand up for our rights. It is easier to shrug our shoulders, turn our backs and lock our doors. What doesn’t affect us can’t hurt us, yet when it does happen to you or your child you want justice! But how is justice sought for innocence lost?
We should all take the time to think about who we support and want to see on our magazines. Wouldn’t it be better if we all took a stand against waif models and took charge of what we watched on television? Perhaps taking the time off of work to spend with our children to see who they spend their time with, perhaps even being a parent that cares and listened to your child… That way as individuals we would be stopping abuse one person at a time.