child abuse

In response to calls for a prohibition on taking photographs of children at sports carnivals in case someone might abuse the privilege, experts Chris Goddard and Joe Tucci claim that child abuse, in all its forms, has always been a problem.

"Throughout history children have been terribly treated. It is only in the past 40 years that we have shown real interest, and that interest has not always led to appropriate responses.

Child abuse is the assertion of power by disempowered adults over children

Paedophiles are characteristically meek individuals with poor social skills estranged from the adult world seeking self-esteem through child control.

Communities in which women and men boss over each other disempower these individuals in the artificial climate of mixed-up women's and men's business.

The outcome is the history of child abuse referred to above.

By contrast, traditional communities without precendence of child abuse, in which women and men are their own bosses, empower individuals.