Boy Scouts of America Considering Bankruptcy Over Child Sex Abuse Scandal
Boy Scouts of America Considering Bankruptcy Amid Crippling Legal Costs Over Abuse Allegations
In the era of #MeToo, we are often reminded of the rampant sexual abuse that has been going on for decades in some of our nation’s most celebrated institutions.
While Hollywoods starlets equate consensual sexual encounters meant to further their careers with violent rape (while there surely may be many women in Hollywood who were legitimately abused or raped, no doubt), there is a big, fat elephant in the room that we seem almost entirely unwilling to talk about.
Child sex abuse.
Women who have been hit on or fondled by bosses seems to evoke empowerment and is widely accepted as something worth denouncing. Meanwhile, when children have their innocence violently robbed from them and complex cover-ups run rampant in places like the public school system, global churches, and scouting organizations, well, that’s just not as fashionable to denounce, is it?
It doesn’t make a very good award acceptance speech to denounce child sex abuse.