« on: Yesterday at 02:07:31 am »
The whole Duggar thing is fucked up beyond ALL belief, on so many levels. I won't even address it anywhere but this forum, because I've seen what happens if people get whiff that you might be taking anything other than the prescribed line on the subject; they go chicken on you, they think they see a red spot, and the next thing you know there's eighteen of them climbing over each other to try to pick all the meat off your facebones.
But I will say something here. I have actually tried really hard to avoid reading about it, because the last thing I need at the moment is to be horrified by nightmares that call up my own childhood. However, I did end up reading about it, because if I'm going to have to have this shit in my head, I want to know what actually happened because believe me, it's better than whatever my mind will invent in the absence of knowledge.
So basically, this kid who is perhaps 13-14 at the time when this started, is largely unsupervised in a family too big for parents to even start to spend adequate time with each child, in a repressive religion where sexuality isn't discussed other than as a shameful thing you don't do outside of marriage and procreation. So the little fuck starts groping the breasts of sleeping girls in his family, and also sometimes their crotches. He gets told on, and the dad tells their pastor, and instead of sending the kid to, say, a COUNSELOR or getting him any kind of actual help, they made him say he was sorry and send him to go spend the summer working on a deck with some asshole who is currently serving 56 years on a child porn possession conviction.
14-15 years later, it all comes to light, and everyone is supposed to hate the kid for being a pedophile. Because that's the right thing to do, right?
I would put money on him having been groped by someone higher up the chain. That doesn't excuse pedophilia, but I'm not at all convinced that a repressed 14-year-old is a pedophile.
Who's the villain, here? I would say that dad and pastor are the villains. Not to mention the creep they sent him to stay the summer with.