With a heavy heart, I write this every time. The other day, it was the issue of domestic violence that caught my attention on social media, today it is the issue of child rape. A daughter is the most precious, most delicate gift God ever gave the world. I don’t understand why evil minded perverted men will want to defy God’s precious gifts. Yesterday, it was the issue of a man in Adamawa state in Nigeria raping a 4 year old girl to death. The day before it was the issue of a so-called pastor defiling a 7 year old girl on the altar of a church in Oyo state? The day before that it was a man in Kano state raping and even, unbelievably, impregnating a 5 year old girl. However possible it is for a 5 year old to even get pregnant, I need a doctor to explain this to me because this has gone way beyond scary. What?! Seriously, what is wrong with the society now or should I just ask what the world is coming to.
I’m sure there are females your age who are willing to give you satisfaction in exchange for whatever. Why not approach those instead? Anything at all but not raping a small innocent child. Please, for God’s sake STOP IT! Forget the stigma even, the trauma, the health implications for that child, the psychological effect and a host of others is more than enough to truncate the progressive development of that child. They might never even survive it. Then the parents have to face the stigma.
Mothers, I know it is unending the teachings of having to take extra care of your girl child but please, help them to be watchful, to be mindful at all times. I know it’s not easy, especially for the child who just wants to play and let loose, but unknowingly there’s a perverted man around the corner looking at her in an ungodly way. So how do you tell them to play like this or sit like that or be conscious like this? Too much to take in but that’s what the world has come to now. We need to teach them these things and help them be reminded of them always. Early sex education has automatically now become a necessity. Of course, there are levels to exposure and awareness per age group but you can seek a counselor’s help in knowing the right amount of sex education for your child’s age.
I am raising an awareness, calling on mothers, fathers, teachers, civil adults, responsible adults and the government to help us preserve our daughters. Save the daughters so we can benefit of a better tomorrow.