The Head Mistress from Sarah’s school sent out a message to parents today to warn us that a man is trying to approach school girls in an indecent manner.
Tongues are wagging and extra vigilant parents are keeping a closer eye on their offspring as they enter the playground. Everyone is wanting to know the full story and those lucky enough to find out, are messaging their friends to update them immediately.
I was fortunate enough to bump into the mother of one of the girls who was involved and discovered that a man had cornered two ten year olds and told them he was going to show them his genitals. Being sick in the head, he used a word that the innocent kids had not even heard before. Thankfully they are fast runners and took off at top speed towards the house of their friend. This was no dark wood, but an area very near a cluster of houses. After chatting to my own daughter about it, I was suddenly struck by the horror of contrasts.
As a caring community and as loving parents who, compared to a large part of the world are ‘well off’ financially, it is obvious that our reactions would be mirrored by every other individual living in similar villages, towns and cities all round the world.
But while we are avidly taking measures to protect our girls and boys from evil or insane men who want to expose themselves and worse, other mothers are actively sending their 7 yr olds out to truck drivers to be used as sex toys.
In exchange for their daughters’ under-developed bodies, they are receiving a meagre helping of their currency so they can feed their families tomorrow.
I have no intention of being crude, but sometimes we need to be faced with the reality of how shocking a situation is.
The mother would argue that prostituting her four year old puts food on the table, forgetting that after what’s been done to her and what she’s been made to do, she has no appetite at all.
We’ve all heard it before and know of the regions that own the most culprits: Central South America, Brazil, India, Indonesia, North East Africa, Eastern Europe, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Cambodia. But the USA & Canada are reported to have some of the highest numbers of juvenile prostitutes…
…so no doubt this is going on in the U.K. at an alarming rate too.
Here we are in our civilised ‘safe’ corner, getting agitated at the thought of a local prowler, while others are staring out the window waiting for a sweaty, heavy man to come and violate their own flesh and blood and no-one is thinking any thing of it.
Neighbours turn a blind eye. So does the dad. So does the police.
But God does not and this has got to stop. He won’t allow us to be comfortable any longer while this atrocity continues to happen second after second in lands and areas not so far from where we live.