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#352300 - 01/29/11 04:55 PM Cruelty in General
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Registered: 02/16/07
Posts: 7011
Loc: FEMA Region 1
Given that sexual attacks, post-disclosure discrimination and abuse are, at their very foundation, pure cruelty, a question lingers:

What makes some people capable of cruelty?

#352317 - 01/29/11 09:56 PM Re: Cruelty in General [Re: Still]
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Registered: 07/16/10
Posts: 811
I don't get cruelty either but see kindess every day. I work at a big hospital in NYC in a bad area that helps people who have no help. We care for many family and kids and I smile knowing I work with real Angels doing good things...

I like to see the good while notunderstanding the monsters either...

Be well. Keith

Edited by kb8715 (01/29/11 10:01 PM)
"You can get far in life by pushing except through a door marked PULL...." Profile quote in my son's senior year HS Yearbook.

#352342 - 01/30/11 02:52 AM Re: Cruelty in General [Re: kb8715]
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Registered: 12/12/10
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Loc: Chicago Land
Cruelty denies that the victim is a person. For the abuser you are not a person, but a sexual object. People who reject survivors who disclose are slotting them into categories that dehumanize them in the minds of those who behave this way--you are "gay", damaged goods, a potential abuser, whatever. However sick and abusive we may deem these kinds of behavior, it happens all the time.

Morality or whatever you want to call begins with a recognition that you are dealing with persons, not objects.


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