Originally Posted by DaffyDaphne
But it's no more a inflamed or false data to say that the majority of violent crimes (murder, assault, rape) are committed by African American males -- they are. Are there mitigating and explanatory adjustments that should be made to those statistics that would give us a truer picture of the situation? Absolutely.
Yes, there are.
|Just as there are mitigating and explanatory adjustments that should be made to the statistics on molestation that would give us a truer picture of the situation.
No, there are not. I know women who in childhood were molested by older male siblings, adolescent neighbours, uncles, fathers, step-fathers, grandfathers, the dude whose house they walked by on the way home from school... the list goes on.
Honestly, truly 50% of my female friends and lovers were molested in childhood, all by men. Not one of those men was ever criminally convicted of the crime. They remain free and unchallenged, and I am sure they have made more victims.
LOTS and LOTS of girls (and also many boys) get molested in childhood, by male relatives, friends, and acquaintances, in seemingly random circumstances that could not be predicted. These men look and act like everybody else, and they are everywhere.
It sucks, but it is what it is. There are no mitigating statistics on this issue that will keep my daughter safe.
Except me. And I am one fierce
of a mitigating statistic.
I was surprised to see this thread come up in new posts. I thought it must have gotten pulled.