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AutumnMist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-26-08 10:33 PM
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184. I know I will be in the minority in this opinion here on DU
I am not an angry woman by nature, nor do I think that all should be punished by death. I will say however I was raped, intimidated, and controlled by a close family member (from six to about 11/12 years of age) by my grandfather. A man that I only a child could. It was truly unconditional and twisted. I learned to numb myself and just emotionally cut anything off that hurt me. I would sit in my bedroom and pray that I would start my period so I would no longer be a child and he would quit hurting me. I didn't know it had effected me as deeply as it did at the time honestly. I have walked many paths to get back to where I am right now. I did it on my own and so many told me to turn the other cheek.

I lost my innocence because of this man and had years of shame and pain because of it. I grew into an adult completely unsure of how or where I should be a woman. I slept my way through my mid teens and very early adulthood. Men were a mystery and my self worth was something that could have been a LIFELONG issue. I think that a penalty being paid by the legacy that he gave me at a time when I did not have a choice to get out of it or even know I could...should be punished. Severely.

We are not talking about consensual sex or even a time in a child's life that sex should be an issue. He as an adult could have changed his behavior but chose to destroy anything I had left as an innocent. I have no pity and no shame in saying I hope they all meet the strongest legal fate they can. If it could prevent one more man or woman from taking the last full hope and full realization of a child becoming what they should/could be without years of pain and struggle to get back to square one. I am for it. I really am. And for the record I have never hurt a child. Ever. I made that choice as a child.

The abuser as a victim card just doesn't and never will play the right way with me. I know it sounds harsh. Its just my honest truth. Its not a flame fest and I don't want to get into one. I was also very sad to see that the Supreme Court backed down on a very huge issue with some of our smallest citizens. For shame.
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