Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Childhood Sexual Assault and Mersirah

Paedophiles use many excuses to justify their behaviour.  It is the job of the rest of the world to expose their thinking and make sure that children are safe in this world.
It is not acceptable to revert to a centuries old practice to demonise people who have wanted to protect their and other people's children from sexual assault. Mersirah is a religious rule that prevents Jews informing secular authorities about the criminal activities of other Jews. We live in a secular society that has views about the rights of children and women. These rules, which operate under other names in various small, insular communities, do not protect the rights of children and probably a number of women.  They protect men.  The powerful men, who often control these cults and small inward looking communities, also protect these men in the name of social cohesion.  No child deserves to be sacrificed for the sake of this type of social cohesion.

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