Punishment befitting the crime

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Punishment befitting the       crime     Mundane Excogitations I remember reading the Polanski case blurbs online years ago when I first started reading about the Manson family,  which started because I was researching the Beatles.  The internet is a great thing, in that a person like myself who  likes to take one subject, research the crap out of it and then research all of the angles and places that topic took me  to in the same fashion.  It’s also a great way for me to release my rants and inflict them on strangers and friends alike,  like you. I feel for Samantha Gailey in many ways, as a survivor of acts of pedophilia.  I can sit here twenty years after the last  assault on my childhood and say that if the men who inflicted pain on me were brought to trial and I was asked to  testify, it would be difficult.  I would do it, but not for me.  I’ve resolved my pains and moved past them, but their  actions still occurred, they still have to pay for their actions.  I can’t imagine how she felt then though as people had  the audacity to echo the guilt a victim feels by saying that she brought it on, that she asked for it.   I remember  questioning   myself,   replaying   my   actions,   wondering   always   if   somewhere   amidst   the   protests   some   action  unbeknownst to me made my attackers think what they were doing was desired by me.  And that’s normal, especially  in children.   We live our lives as children learning that punishment is not desirable and is a consequence of our  inappropriate actions.  So whether it be daddy and mommy are divorcing; this man is touching me on my privates or I 
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2010 for the course HMHS HMHS taught by Professor Hazel during the Spring '10 term at Heritage.

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