Facebook is currently recommending a known rapist to me as a “person I may know.” Awesome. It wouldn’t bother me nearly as much if they would just include a home address, so I could pick up some special supplies at Home Depot real quick, before I pop over and say hi. Nothing much. Just some rolls of plastic sheeting. Maybe a saw, or two.
Oh, sorry? Am I supposed to pretend that rapists don’t inspire bloodthirst? See, I write these “jokes” to help me calm down. Because right now I am furious. I am furious at our pathetic, biased and impotent “justice” system. No amount of punishment is severe enough for these so-called “people.” Sexual abuse is perhaps the most heinous, violent and unforgivable act that can be perpetrated on a person. An act of sexual abuse is a crime against all of Humanity, because sexual abuse is contagious. It is, all too often, passed from the abuser to the victim, where it morphs and mutates and grows and ultimately passes on to other innocents, creating an escalating cycle of pain and suffering that affects future victims, their friends and families, and society, as a whole.
I do not believe in rehabilitation for sexual abusers. Sometimes, a person is simply broken beyond repair, and must be removed from the equation in order to stop the contagious and inevitable cycle of violence. I am especially disgusted when those people just pay their way out of trouble, like this particular sack of shit, who has been so passively recommended to me today by Facebook’s magical algorithm.
If you, or someone you know, have experienced sexual abuse, I implore you to speak out, no matter how frightening that prospect might be. Find friends, or advocates, like me, who will defend you and fight for you, who will have your back and grind their teeth at anyone who might try to hurt you or stand in your way. No amount of money, fame or social capital should be able to pay down this kind of debt. The value of justice should always be higher than the balance of a monster’s bank account. A decent society simply cannot afford to be bribed into silence, no matter what the amount.