An abuse of trust
I'm back after taking a couple of days off from posting. I'm considering moving my blog to another platform so I'm going to do some more research into it.
I caught a few minutes of renegadepress.com which is a Canadian TV show. The storyline tonight had a female teacher having an affair with a male student. Pretty topical right now when it seems like every time we turn around there is another adult being charged with molesting a child. It's sick!
"Relationships" such as these are wrong on so many levels. For one thing, there is an imbalance of power between the child and the adult. This means that anything the adult does with the child is exploitation, plain and simple. There can never be equality between a child (or teenager) and an adult.
On another level, adults have the ability to make choices clearly. Something that children and teenagers do not based on their life's experiences. When an adult chooses to molest a child they do so with the full knowledge that they are doing something wrong (and illegal.) Most don't care because they want the instant gratification of relieving their needs on an innocent child.
Adults will sometimes use the fact that the child enjoyed the encounter as an excuse that the child "wanted it". This is so wrong! Sexual contact can be very pleasurable and the child or teenager may enjoy it but that doesn't give the molester the right to take advantage of the child. It is not consensual because the underaged child cannot consent.
People that molest children and teenagers are disturbed and they do not have boundaries. It doesn't matter if the molester is male or female. A female molester is just as sick as a male one.
What is especially heinous is a molester that is in a position of authority over a child (i.e. a teacher, priest, club leader etc.) These people have a duty to protect and nurture children and to help them grow up to be productive members of society. Tragically, a molested child gets stunted. They are scarred for life. Now this isn't to say that they cannot get over the abuse and move on but they have an extra burden to carry while they navigate the treacherous waters of adolescence and young adulthood. This is a burden that no child should have to bear.
I'm going to get off my soapbox now.
Hugs to you!