Mr Pfister wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:28 pm
I'm still waiting for the REAL "reckoning" in our society ala Jerry Sundusky.
In 2014 I took some time to find reliable solid data on Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) in the US.
Using 2 sources: Centers for Disease Control and American Psychological Association, I found that:
1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys WILL suffer some form of CSA by the time they reach adulthood. By comparison, in that same year 1 in 300 boys and 1 in 330 girls will be affected by some form of childhood cancer by adulthood (actually, the cancer stats stated by age 20, but pretty close)
Additionally, 90% of Sex Offenders in the US are male, and 90% of Sex Offenders in the US were first victims. I want to point out that I do not believe this justifies, defends or excuses in any way shape or form adult Sex Offenders.
The lesson I draw from this is, today, our society is cranking out tomorrow's Sex Offenders like an extremely well oiled machine.
Our popular media is focused on the female victims and I do not in any way denigrate or lessen the importance of doing so, however, until we as a society take a similar approach to those abusing the little boys of our nation, this dilemma will NEVER stop
Full disclosure: for the purposes of the statistics listed above, CDC defines CSA as any form of sexual contact with a minor that is considered harmful, assuming all such contact is non consensual by nature and therefore harmful. As such this definition includes inappropriate verbal sexual contact, displays or pornography, any form of physical sexual contact including touching and full on physical sexual assault.
Also, the incidence of CSA statistics were sources from CDC while the percentage of Sex Offender statistics were sourced from APA.