Monday, September 17, 2012

Of abstract notions and the actual realities

In the abstract we abhor sexual abuse of children but in reality we have a very high tolerance of it.
This article gives a very good idea about grooming,  the process of  grooming( which is the crux of abuse) and  and the way it envelopes kids.
The purpose of grooming is to reduce the likelihood of disclosure, the likelihood of the child being believed, the likelihood of being detected,to manipulate the perceptions of the adults around the targeted child, to manipulate the child  into becoming a "cooperating"participant - creating a context of complicity and therefore increasing the chances of a continued relationship with the child
http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge/2012/09/24/120924crat_atlarge_gladwell?currentPage=all

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