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No Breasts? Not Sexual Assault?

April 27, 2016
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It was brought to my attention that some people claim that if young children haven’t developed breasts yet, they can’t possibly be a victim of sexual assault.

My jaw was on the ground, as I was absolutely floored.

Appalled.

Disgusted.

Just as you probably are right now as well. That’s like saying if a boy hasn’t hit puberty yet; he can’t be a victim of child abuse either.

Outrageous.

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I could go into the facts that state how little girls are hitting puberty much earlier in this era than they ever have before but I won’t. Why, you ask? Because it doesn’t matter. Sexual assault is sexual assault; whether the individual is developed or not.

This concept that someone can be a victim of child abuse, as long as they aren’t developed yet is absolutely repulsive. It’s like giving all the pedophiles in the world the go-ahead to victimize more young and younger child, but to first make sure they’re young enough that they don’t have breasts. Once they have hit puberty, then, and only then, is it considered molestation.

Forgive me as I try to keep myself from vomiting as I write this because it is truly that volatile. I’m sure 99% of the world can agree with me.

Allow me to remind you that a pedophile can be defined via dictionary.com as

pe·do·phile

ˈpedəˌfīl/

noun

  1. a person who is sexually attracted to children.

The same can be done for the word,

mo·lest

məˈlest/

verb

    1. pester or harass (someone), typically in an aggressive or persistent manner.“the crowd was shouting abuse and molesting the two police officers”
    2. assault or abuse (a person, especially a woman or child) sexually.

These definitions are important because the main focus is that someone is sexually attracted and/or turned on by touching someone without consent. No one should ever feel like it is okay to do these things, just because one isn’t yet developed. That would mean that babies can be victims of sexual child abuse all the way up until they hit puberty too.

Have you ever come across such absurd definitions or beliefs pertaining to sexual abuse?

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