Moving on … I heard a story on Prairie Public radio yesterday about missing women and children in Nigeria. Thankfully the reporter wasn't lying about things per say but, it reminded me of how our society doesn't like to talk about sex assaults openly as maybe we should. The reason I get irritated about the media is because they will talk about some social issues in depth but serious issues are only touched upon. In this story, Renee Montagne was the host and she was talking to Michelle Faul who is the Nigeria bureau chief for the AP. I enjoy listening to the news on Prairie Public despite the bias I hear from time to time. This story was good and I am not bashing it necessarily; it just got me to thinking about things. Click this link if you want to find the story.
In the history of this world, one basic desire has been a huge problem. That desire has been sexual gratification. No matter what other desires we humans have, sex has always been the biggest force in my opinion.
There are countless stories coming out of Africa about men with weapons raping women and children all over that continent. This is nothing new nor only a problem on that continent. For generations, this world has had problems with basic animal instincts such as this. I have no doubt that the captive women and children in this story have been continually subject to rape by their captors whether it be Boko Haram or the Nigerian military. Frankly, it disturbs me greatly to think about this, and the countless other sex slaves our earthly inhabitants abuse.
Do you think the USA doesn't have a problem with sex slavery in its borders because the media doesn't focus on it so much? Our media would rather promote twisted agenda issues than serious problems we face. Our President would rather tell our coast guard that climate change is the biggest problem human’s face. Our first lady would rather say that racism is the biggest issue our country faces. Quite honestly, it disgusts me that the media and the people who hold power would rather promote agendas rather than focusing on helping our country and the world.
Over the years I have known women who were raped as children. Many times the rape occurred when these girls were between the ages of 10 and 15. Often, the girls were raped by someone in their family or extended family, sometimes friends of the family. The few women I am thinking of have endured serious repercussions in their lives. They have literally had mental break downs and split personalities emerge because of the rape. They have been put on pills by doctors to try to help which only creates more mental issues so they are put on other pills. They have been put in psychiatric facilities. The list of results go on and on.
Sometimes the girls don’t tell anyone what happened. Sometimes when the girls tell people what happens, no one believes them including the parents of the child. This is preposterous to me. So, more mental issues arise and the girls are put on more pills. I am not a doctor but this is what I think … A girl is raped around the time they are going through puberty. During puberty, all kinds of body and mental issues are happening. At this time of life, a girl is raped by a family member or trusted friend; now the mind of the child not only has to deal with everything else going on in life, NOW introduced into the mind is this split of trust to confusion and mistrust. The mind has no alternative but to protect the person by putting up defenses such as, reality and non-reality scenarios. The mind kind of short circuits or crashes. Nothing a child can make sense of is making sense anymore. It is simply too much information and mental overload. I could go on but, I must leave this as it is. I hope your lives are well.~b