We have to protect children — even the ones you hate

Originally published at: https://prostasia.org/blog/we-have-to-protect-children-even-the-ones-you-hate/

Over the last four decades or so—the course of my life—we have seen an ever-growing awareness of the effects of childhood abuse and, in particular, the effects of sexual abuse. We feel a strong need to protect children. The world is outraged about child sexual abuse in a way it was not in the sixties,…

I agree, although I would go much further than this.