Tuesday, 18 June 2013

You Vs Pedophiles


This year alone I can't count how many times I've heard on the radio and television the number of children that have been molested. Obviously this menace is on the increase and I can't explain why. Probably it's been there all along and there was no tangible channel of creating awareness, maybe we have the social media to thank today.  


Rape or molestation used to be blamed on women's indecent dressing and at the end of the day you have the perpetrators going scot free. Now I sure would love for someone to explain why majority of the victims now fall within the 1-15 age category, would indecent dressing be blamed as well?

I believe it's time we start acknowledging the fact that we have a lot of mentally ill people who masquerade as normal people. In the western world, it’s quite easy to identify a psychologically imbalanced people and treat their case accordingly. In a country like Nigeria where we lack the right instrument of detection, what happens to us?

On Sunday, my Pastor talked about how counseling groups sent to schools discovered a sexual trend in Lagos. I can’t speak for other states because it wasn’t a holistic finding, but they have on record that children as low as 3 years old are aware of sex, girls as low as 5-7 years are being molested by a whole street of boys, and when these girls try to talk to their mothers about this they are waved aside because you and I believe there’s no way children that young would be that exposed.


How protected is your child? Being a responsible parent is not just about feeding, clothing and paying school fees, it goes beyond these. How far have you gone to protect your child? emotionally, psychologically and physical wise? How smart are you to detect changes in your child’s pattern of behaviour? How do you intend safeguarding your child against this new sexual trend? 


Like they always say, charity begins at home, who do you surround your child with?  Where does your child go to when not with you? Who do you allow them visit? Who do you allow them escort on errands? Before you blame government’s ineffective punitive measures on perpetrators, do your bit by creating an enabling environment for your children so it never gets to that level.



13 comments:

  1. OluwaToyin Margaret18 June, 2013 10:34

    I give my baby @least 90% attention and is very observant of her moods... Thoughts of her being molested especially sexually is enough to make me go completely crazy! I believe paedophiles should be castrated.

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    1. Or they should undergo oophorectomy, as the case may be.
      Sypho1

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    2. That's removal of ovaries o!

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    3. Yes! There are several female pedophiles around too...
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  2. Nigeria is a country full of poverty, the mentally deranged have no where to turn to. And those that manage to visit a psychologist or psychiatrist are seen as mad already. No one wants medical help in issues of the mind and brain. So pedophiles will continue to suffer in silence (and "enjoy" in silence), until we have good practicing psychologists. People also need to be willing to pay for psychological councel. We are all kinda insane, just that some of us are not pedophiles, while some of us are. Some that will read this post today are pedophiles. The person that owns this blog may be a pedophile. You may be a pedophile. I may be a pedophile... Tell your kids to steer clear of us (including you). Some parents are pedophiles too. All hope is lost!!!!
    Sypho1

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    1. Haahahahhahahaha Sypho u be idiot o! But in ur idiocy u made sense

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    2. As usual. :-)
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  3. My 12yr old daughter has been aware right from when she could talk that no one should touch her inappropriately! Her dad and I inclusive... This is because while growing up, I was always always on the run from all sorts because some adults did not realize that such things are abusive! (Or they chose to pretend)
    I agree that such beasts be castrated once identified while we as parents "shine" our eyes better!

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  4. I've seen more than one comment -by females- on the castration of pedophiles as a punishement. Let it be known that there are female pedophiiles too. Most dudes were molested by their adult house helps and baby sitters. Guys don't complain much in matters associated with sex, so these female pedophiles go free. For instance, if any of you older ladies choose to molest me sexually, I assure you, I won't complain at all, as a man, a homie and a G!
    Sypho1

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    1. Lol! Sypho u're becoming a handful

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  5. It's really on the high scale these days. Not onlly in Lagos. But throughout the worlld...... Still thinking of the best measure to counter it.........

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