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Re: it's hard

Posted by James Seemore on October 29, 2005 at 16:00:25

In Reply to: it's hard posted by lydia on October 29, 2005 at 15:01:15:

Well, back then I guess the question I have for all the adults is..., did they really view it as abuse? The climate of the world at that time was pretty open, kind of the tail end of the hippy period... into the disco age etc.
For example, 20 years ago or so people wouldn't dream of suing City Hall if they fell over or hurt themselves on a paving stone. Now, everyone sues for just about anything they can... Hot cup of coffee, hamburgers, stretching a muscle at work and so forth. The same is with what we now consider abuse today was not really abuse back then. It all depends on the degree, who, where, when etc. Then again, you don't read or hear much from the men or boys on this site complaining about being abused sexually. They see abuse as silence restrictions, corporal punishment, victor camps etc. My point is that it’s a case by case situation; otherwise every adult could just blame Mo for their activities since they only “obeyed”. This is why I stress that things have changed, abuse is not tolerated, at least not where I live.