According to dictionary.com, rape is defined as:
The unlawful compelling of a person through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse; any act of sexual intercourse that is forced upon a person.
Abuse is defined as:
to treat in a harmful, injurious, or offensive way
Molest is defined as:
to bother, interfere with, or annoy.
Why do most of the major media stories I see regarding Jerry Sandusky
or Bernie Fine
use the term “abuse” or “molest” to describe their actions. It’s not just these two stories, the term is used in media coverage of Rick Mclean also.
What is wrong with our society that we can’t call this despicable crime for what it is. RAPE. Plain and simple. The law clearly states that anyone under 18 can’t give consent. Mclean, Sandusky, and Fine forced themselves on their victims. I know that Frederick Mclean threatned his victims. He also threatened to hurt their families. How is this anything but RAPE?!?
There is something seriously wrong with our society that allows such a horrid act to be described with such neutered terminology.
Imagine an innocent girl, 8 years old…..she’s face to face with this monster who looks like someone she thought she could trust. He’s telling her that he will hurt her and her family if she tells anyone about the horror that he is about to unleash on her. Does that sound like she is being bothered or annoyed?
I don’t think so either.
Do all of us a favor, call this assholes what they are. They are RAPISTS. Even more accurately, they are CHILD RAPISTS. I can think of no more disgusting form of human existence. Maybe it’s too hard for some of you to acknowledge the existence of such a disgusting creature by calling them what they are. All you are doing is protecting them. They don’t deserve your protection, pity, or forgiveness.
They won’t stop until they are locked up in prison….or dead.