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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Breaking the Silence

We watched a powerful documentary in class today titled "Scared Silent: Exposing and Ending Child Abuse" and hosted by Oprah Winfrey. Several incidents of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse towards children are presented, both from the children and the perpetrators' viewpoint. I felt disgusted that people can even think of such horrendous acts, let alone carry them out, and if justice were left to me, every one of those awful people would have a "millstone tied around their neck" and would be "thrown into the bottom of the sea." Innocent children suffer. . .and for how long? We need to educate and carry out consequences instead of turning a blind eye. In class we hear about how the church, how society, and how parents enable abuse over and over, until it seems there is no morality left in the very fabric of our existence. It is sickening. And the voices of millions of children are crying out. . .is anyone listening?

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