Sunday, August 20, 2006

Poverty Now On Most-Wanted List Because ...

... Poverty Enables Child Sex Exploitation

That story headline caught my attention because it leaves out a key component. The true enablers.


  • Those who exploit children and other vulnerable people to meet their sexual desires.

  • Those who will exploit children's and other vulnerable people's bodies as a money-making device.

  • Those who don't care as long as this exploitation isn't happening in their neighborhood.
I bet that last group of enablers will shock many people, but people who only care when their lives are impacted do enable those actively involved in child sexual exploitation. What we won't talk about can have as much power as what we will talk about.

To endure continued exploitation, many of the most vulnerable develop a jaded exterior and may appear tough rather than vulnerable. They may cope in ways that make them look nothing like innocent victims and which may cross the line into criminal behavior such as drug use. If we see this as a reason to strip them of the label victim, we aid their exploiters.

What also fools many people who don't want to think about this problem is that many of the alleged exploiters look happy and well adjusted.

Why is this so?

Simple. Exploiting isn't nearly as traumatic as being exploited.

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 12:31 AM   1 comments links to this post

1 Comments:

At August 20, 2006 7:18 PM, Blogger Holly Desimone said...

Hi Marcella,
True so true!!
Like you stated:

Those who exploit children and other vulnerable people to meet their sexual desires.

HOW CAN PEOPLE LIVE WITH THEMSELVES AND NOT CARE?

Those who will exploit children's and other vulnerable people's bodies as a money-making device.

MONEY AND MONEY IT ALWAYS HAS BEEN, NOT THE EMOTIONAL, MENTAL, PHYSICAL DAMAGE, NEVER THAT!

Those who don't care as long as this exploitation isn't happening in their neighborhood.

ONCE AGAIN NOT IN MY TOWN! ONLY BLINDERS ARE ON!

Exploiting isn't nearly as traumatic as being exploited.

I love this statement!!
Thank you for the awareness in child exploitation!

 

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