Most of us remember the horrific day that took place 22 years ago. A young woman was kidnapped in front of her house and driven to an isolated area where she was brutally attacked and raped. She was stabbed 30 times and her throat slit open. She was left to die. Alison Botha needed a hero and then she became one.
Not all woman are as lucky as Alison. There are so many of these types of cases happening, most of them not even being reported to the police or made public via media. It is sad what the world has come to. Unfortunately not only women are being abused, but children as well. Any form of abuse infuriates me. Human or animal abuse. Just the other day, a man was arrested for killing his 3-year-old stepdaughter. In court he had the audacity to say that this child had no manners and had a mind of her own. So he kicked her to death. What normal human being abuses a child? That’s right, these people are not normal, but psychologically disturb. There are so many of these videos on social media showing how nannies abuse babies. Babies! Beings that can not talk or defend themselves. How dare you hit a child in the face or tie them up with chains?! and then you want to blame the child for your abusive behaviour? Don’t want to look after them, don’t portray yourself as a nanny. Don’t want to get pregnant, then get sterilized! No innocent child deserves to be treated like that.
These abusers need to be locked up and slowly brutally die inside prison. How dare we as a society let abusers get away with this behaviour? How can the government let these people roam amongst us, among our own children. Social workers are trying so hard to help women and children in need, but without the necessary funds and facilities, there is not much that they can do, but send these people back into the abusive situation.
We as parents should also take responsiblity for how we raise our children. Focus on teaching them about being respectful towards one and another and to show loyalty towards friends and family. Boys should be taught how real men behave and girls should know that they can be powerful and independent and all children should grow up with homes filled with love. Appropriate behaviour starts at home. Then there is the #butterflyrevolution.
The #ButterflyRevolution brings together people who care about other people and want to make a change in the world. Women and children abuse need to come to an end and only we as a society can stand together and make a difference, even if we start small. Small ideas can lead to big changes. We all can be heroes.