What Feminism Hath Wrought
June 27, 2007
RUSH: There’s a story now here from the Virginia Pilot newspaper. “For years, campaigns to stop child sexual crimes have focused on encouraging children to speak up about abuse. State health officials are trying a new tactic. The latest push, at least in Hampton Roads, is to educate adults on how to spot – and stop – sexual offenders. The ‘Stop It Now’ campaign – just launched locally – will urge people to call a help line if they see an adult whom they suspect of having a sexual relationship with a child. Billboards –” and I’ve got the picture of it, let me show this to you for those of you watching on the Dittocam, let me zoom in here so you can get a sharp eye on the poster. Now, if you look closely, what you see there is a young girl’s hand, we are to believe, and her father’s hand, and that is the billboard accompanying this “Stop It Now” campaign, stop father abuse of daughters. That’s why I showed you the picture. I’m dead serious.
“Billboards and posters show an adult hand holding a child’s hand, with the words: ‘It doesn’t feel right when I see them together.’ A national help line number is listed, and through it callers can get advice about what to do. Rebecca Odor, who directs the sexual and domestic violence prevention division for the state Department of Health, said officials hope to reach people who might feel uncomfortable reporting a relative or acquaintance to law enforcers. ‘We want to teach them to trust their instinct and, if it doesn’t feel right, take action,’ Odor said.” If you’re out in the mall somewhere, and you look at something, you see a father holding hands — now, does anybody think that a mother holding hands with a son would arouse any suspicion? Of course not! (more…)