Who Profits from Child Abuse?

Warning: potentially triggering.

Anger is a powerful and potentially cleansing emotion.

Anger wants to know why,  but the the truth is often too terrible.

The rape of a child is a moral offense so grave that it corrupts everyone involved, including the child, who must distort his perceptions of reality to normalize an assault on his soul.

A crime of this magnitude always has witnesses and enablers.

Imagine trying to comprehend the enablers of your abuse with a
toddler’s mind.

This is from Think Progress:

“Robert H. Richards IV does not work. He doesn’t have to. The great-grandson of Irénée du Pont, the chemical magnate who provided much of the financial backing to a failed effort to defeat Franklin Delano Roosevelt during the 1930s, Richards lives off a trust fund in a 5,800 square foot mansion he bought for $1.8 million. When he is not staying in his mansion, he might be found in his beach home “in the exclusive North Shores neighborhood near Rehoboth Beach.”

Richards is also a child rapist.

In 2005, Richards started sexually abusing his three year-old daughter.

“The abuse ended two years later when the girl told her grandmother that she didn’t want “my daddy touching me anymore.”

When Richards’ former wife confronted him about this abuse, Richards admitted to doing so but claimed “it was an accident and he would never do it again.”

And yet, Robert Richards, who raped his own child and then told her not to tell anyone so that it could be “our little secret,” will likely not spend a day in prison.

….the maximum sentence for fourth-degree rape is 15 years in prison, the prosecution recommended that Richards only receive probation. And Judge Jan, in her sentencing order, said Richards “will not fare well” if he is sentenced to prison.”

Our legal system now favors property over life and human rights.

Imagine you are three feet tall; you weigh 25 pounds.

A adult male holds you down and impales you on his penis..

When an adult male rapes a toddler the brain interprets
the pain of penetration as a deathblow.

How could no one have known?

How many people were in on the “little secret” and did nothing?

And if this can happen to a child of privilege, what’s happening to
children in homeless’ shelters
and trump’s detention centers?

Who profits from child abuse?

Photograph of an advertisement for the San Francisco Food Bank at the Haight and Fillmore muni stop in San Francisco
Who profits from Childhood hunger?


(c) Rob Goldstein 2014-2017





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Joyful Heart’s Male Survivor PSA Series

Abuse happens to men too

Looking For The Light

NO MORE Excuses: The Male Survivors Series

We recognize that male survivors are met with persistent and harmful responses: That sexual abuse can’t happen to guys. That they just need to get over it. That guys wouldn’t “let” that happen to them.

In 2016, Joyful Heart partnered with Viacom and1in6, a leading organization that provides support and information to adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, released a new series of video and print ads—adding to a suite of print ads released in 2014—specifically addressing the myths and excuses that male survivors hear. They invite men who have experienced unwanted or abusive sexual abuse in childhood, and those who care for them, to visit 1in6.org for help.

In case you missed it, I wanted to share our new series in Joyful Heart’s groundbreaking, celebrity-driven NO MORE PSA campaign developed in partnership with 1in6, a leading organization providing support and information…

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