Tuesday, 19 March 2013

What Are You Going To Teach Your Sons?

As I write this I think of the young Woman in America, brutally violated by two Men, judged and mocked by her peers and now courageously trying to get her precious life back together. 
I am saddened by the pity and compassion given to the perpetrators over the loss of their future, whilst showing total disregard for the future of their victim. I was sickened by the tears they shed in court when they caused pain and suffering to another human being who will be crying silently inside probably for the rest of her life. 
I am disillusioned in our society......
As I Mother I strive to protect my child regardless of their age, I cannot imagine the pain her Mum must be feeling knowing there was nothing she could have done to prevent the hurt to her Daughter.
I wonder too how the Mothers of the 2 young Men must be feeling........In the words of the poet Andrea Gibson, 'What are you going to teach your Sons?'

Andrea Gibson-Blue Blanket


  1. I have heard people say just the stupidest things when it occurs to women and rape or violence. It is like one crime where certain people still try to blame the victim. You hit the nail on the head with the title "Teach your sons." I talked to my son as well as to my daughters and hopefully my husband and I set an example for showing them how we treat others with respect.

    1. krystal, I only just saw your reply. Thank you...and Yes, I wish more people throught the same x


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