What men don’t understand is that women are FIERCELY PROTECTIVE of underage girls because we remember when we were young and some adult man made us uncomfortable or manipulated us or was inappropriate with us and we were powerless.
Pedophiles fall victim to their thoughts, but are by no means innocent. Every time I read a headline quote; ‘Anonymous under charges of molestation’, I lose what little faith should be spared for humanity. I cannot fathom how one would consider destroying a child’s life, especially with the severity of complications it will cause to their future, by showing little restraint or remorse for their actions. We have the power to make significant changes, we need to act now.
If you are/know of someone that experiences undesirable thoughts or has a sexual inclination towards underage children, please talk to someone, or have them seek help before it’s too late.
“Oh my God, what if you wake up some day, and you’re 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen.”—Anne Lamott.
I’ve eaten three bananas, a packet of salami, drank glass after glass of water and mum expects me to wait until dinner before devouring an entire packet of Doritos. Four bags in the cupboard, the temptation is killing me. I don’t want to wait, I want it NOOOW!
“I don’t want to see anyone. I lie in the bedroom with the curtains drawn and nothingness washing over me like a sluggish wave. Whatever is happening to me is my own fault. I have done something wrong, something so huge I can’t even see it, something that’s drowning me. I am inadequate and stupid, without worth. I might as well be dead.”—Margaret Atwood, from Cat’s Eye.
“Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made, or by dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.”—Alan Cohen.