In your disgustingly privileged framing, children are to be abandoned to torture because “society” has nothing to do with protecting children. And then, who cares about giving them the help they need, without which, so often, they are simply condemned. Your view is execrable.

“ let us not forget the millions who learn and become better people for their bad experiences “

Let us not forget that it is only in a highly violent, negligent, and irresponsible society that we can have a production of millions of child abuse victims in the first place. Let us not forget that without treatment, just as with so many other physical diseases, the seriously mentally ill patient is condemned.

“Alessandra, it is EXACTLY the kind of misplaced sympathy you’re displaying that is eroding the common sense in this country.

Comment by mamapajamas”

I don’t think that having sympathy towards children who were abused is misplaced. I don’t think having knowledge about how mental illness impairs and destroys someone’s mind is ignorance. And I really don’t like the fact that you are so eager for celebrating, when the overwhelming majority of child abusers are never brought to trial, and consequently, never serve any time in prison, nor do they have to do any reparative actions. I’m sure you will find some way to blame the victims that don’t make it for that as well.

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