What I don’t understand is why they aren’t that paranoid now, and why it will take another 20 years?[/quote]
Personally, I think we can thank the Western media for the fact people in Western countries are more paranoid, coupled by the Christian-Judeau viewpoint on things…but that’s just me.
Also I think there are far less unsupervised young kids in Taiwan.
Remember it takes a village to raise a child…and for better or worse there is a village mentality in Taiwan…hell everyone in my building knows what apartment I live in, who my roommate is and when my boyfriend is likely to visit, which scooter is mine, what hours I work, etc…and I have only said hi to a few of them (I live in a 12 story building with at least 48 apartments!)
braxtonhicks…I am sorry for what happened to you and since you felt like sharing this information I too will share.
I was also molested as a child – first by my stepfather and then later by my stepmother…neither was a very pleasant experience and the impact has been lifelong (one sister attributes my sexuality to this, I constantly question my motivation in relationships…god it’s a mess) but I try to put into some sort of perspective.
I don’t think MOST men or women are molesters…relatively few. I know my siblings have all reacted differently to what happened and one sister will NEVER ever let her girls be unsupervised around a man…even her husband.
It is indeed a shame that the ones children look to for guidance and protection (adults) turn out to be predators but teach children guilt (as in my traditional Christian upbringing) only help the predator go undetected that much longer…IMHO. (I am not accusing you of this by any means).
Anyway, enough of my ramblings…I just know at some point the situation in the U.S. changed from a time of innocence, or supposed innocence, to a time when all strangers became possible predators. Sitting on grandpa’s lap became a matter to be questioned. Physical contact between adults and unrelated children became an issue although I believe there are studies that show how important contact is between human beings. Every hug, every touch isn’t the hidden agenda of some predator but a very basic human need to be in contact with other people.