I considered apologising for the “heaviness” of this post, but on reflection would simply ask that if it offends, you take the option of unfollowing me; be it on twitter, tumblr or WordPress.
I remain sickened, but sadly, no longer shocked by the fact that I continue to see quips/puns about high-profile cases of abuse appearing on my timeline.
This is a vast subject and one I can’t possibly do justice to in a blog.
I honestly don’t think I have the required level of writing skills.
What I CAN voice is my belief that when a victim sees this issue being treated glibly or as a ‘joke’, any hope of reclaiming their soul moves yet further away.
I know there are people reading this who would do no such thing, and I hope you recognise this isn’t about you.
I’m speaking out because whilst I enjoy satire as much as anyone else, I remain true to the conviction that some things should be off-limits where attempts at humour are concerned.
And this is one.
The victims of these crimes are further isolated by cheap attempts at making light of what is a soul destroying plight.
Shrugging our shoulders and turning a blind eye to so called ‘humour’ is another – albeit collective – version of looking the other way.
Which, ironically, is often a component of cyclical abuse.
If you or anyone you know has been affected by recent news, The Samaritans are available to speak to in the UK on 08547 90 90 90.
Please, please reach out. They also have links to other organisations that can help.
No one has the right to steal or trample on another person’s soul.
Thanks for reading.