Monday, January 4, 2016

Gafni and the "Good Ol' Boys Club"

It was and still is a "Good ol' Boys Club". This was and still is status quo in not just the orthodox world, yet within all movements of Judaism and of every other faith university, corporation, etc. 

I do want to add that the status quo really depends on who the offender or victim is . . . I mean in the way cases are handled. 

The truth is that it wasn't until 1984 that there was a legal definition for child sexual abuse. The anti-rape field was still pretty much in it's infancy. 

Most folks had no idea what the long term ramifications of child molestation were. I'm not making excuses for this inexcusable behavior, yet it's important to put it into perspective. 

If I remember correctly the first rape crisis center in the country opened in 1975 in NYC. They weren't funded by the Feds until 1984. 

Back then they often called child sexual abuse -- sexual child abuse, placing the blame on the child -- who was sexual.

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