Sexual practices among our supposedly pious community never fail to amaze or shock us. Take the recent case of a 41-year old woman assaulting her own 7-year old son to gratify herself sexually. And this happened in an appalling week in which another child abuse case –from Thoddoo –and a gang rape case were reported.
Some 'experts' have been claiming that the increase in such reported cases is because of more awareness and more reporting. This however may not be true. Crime reporting was much more complete in the past, particularly during the 70s and beyond, when it was near impossible to get away with a serious crime. Thus, it's more likely that the 'experts' are trying to cover up their own inaction.
It may not be out of place here to ponder on the type of moral education we give our youngsters. The mother would have entered school age in 1974, since she is now 41 years old. What have we taught or didn't teach since then to make her what she is?
[To read the details of the case click here]