Sunday, 16 June 2013

Media AVP (Anti Victim Prejudice) 4 - "Child Sex"

The more you look at how the media reports on child abuse, the more you realise just how prejudicial and "dumbing down" their reporting is. As well as calling child abuse images "Porn", children who are prostituted out to paedophiles "child prostitutes" and the devious activities of paedophiles as merely "having an affair", the other thing that really bugs me is the repetitive way that abuse is referred to a "child sex".

Why cannot they report the act as it is, namely "child rape", or "child abuse"?
In the above stories, for example, the children were nine years old & one year old. Quite obviously neither cannot consent to any type of sexual activity, so why refer to this as "child sex" in the headlines?
Rape is what it is - "Rape - wiki - "Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse, which is initiated by one or more persons against another person without that person's consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority or with a person who is incapable of valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, or below the legal age of consent."
Child abuse is what it is "Child Abuse - Wiki - "Child abuse is the physical, sexual or emotional maltreatment or neglect of a child or children"
Call it by what it is."having sex" is a consensual adult activity. Rape isn't. So please, call it either Child Rape or Child Abuse, not Child Sex.
Get your language right!

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