Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Gunny, Nov 19, 2007.
8 and 9 years old?
That so hard to believe, this day and age?
Dude, when I was 8, I played cowboys and indians, army and GI Joe. Played baseball, tried to jump my bike over anything that didn't get out of the way.
And girls carried germs and wanted to do dumb stuff.
So no, I don't get it, even in this day and age.
But then, we weren't forcefed sex ed in elementary school either.
Little children who sexually assault other children have been sexually abused themselves or have been subjected to inappropriate sexual stimulation.
So, I'd suggest taking it up with the kids' parents.
Y'know, I can see where that could be true. I'm definitely not discounting it.
However, we (meaning myself and those kids I knew) didn't even know what sex was when we were 8.
Then there's the fact that for a child to be a victim of sexual abuse all they have to do is watch TV. Actual parental involvement/abuse not required.
If that's not enough, they get instructions on just what sex is at too young of an age nowadays, so they know how to carry out the act but don't understand the ramifications/consequences of that act.
And it is also possible the girl made it up,----and/or instigated it.
Kids still don't know what sex is at 8. Unless their parents have them watching porn or do inappropriate things, they aren't going to know what sex is in any event.... unless they've been abused.
Most sex abusers have been abused themselves.
Now don't you suppose a rape kit was run on the girl before charges were filed? That's usually the way it works.
You didn't read my post, or I wasn't clear enough. Of course they don't know what sex is. They DO know how to mimmick the actions. Kids are known for mimmicking adults.
And all you have to do is turn on Law and Order or CSI and there is little left to the imagination. That's not even counting pay cable channels where even less is left to the imagination.
I also believe IIRC, sex ed in elementary schools was a big issue in the not too distant past. That's handing out instructions to perform the actions without the maturity to understand what they're doing.
And I'm not willing to blame abuse for abuse. I consider that a copout on the responsibility for one's actions.
I knew what sex was at 8, not the full ramifications of such, but I had seen things on television and Playboy and had heard things from other kids. It was the 80's and everyone assumed that kids were ignorant and unaffected by these things. Now the sexualization of children is pervasive.
Rape is not sexual. It is violent. There is more going on here than just sex and wanting to have sex. There is the complete disregard of the personhood of another individual. Even if a child wants to have sex, to force it upon someone, especially in a team with another shows a prediliction for extreme violence and a lust for power over those who are helpless. A simple child knows this is wrong and there were, I'm sure, many opportunities to reconsider. Such savagery is staggering in such young children. I don't know about trying them as adults, but what do you do?
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