Reasons You Shouldn’t Fuck Kids

Reason #228: Tyler Perry
March 11, 2011, 2:58 pm
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Tyler Perry came out as a sexual abuse survivor a while back, but I only just caught the full story on Oprah.  He had multiple sexual abusers – a male nurse in his elementary school, another male adult friend of the family, a friend’s mother – the list goes on.  His father was horrifically physically abusive with him.  On Oprah, he said that predators naturally understand which victims will be easiest, and the easiest kind is the one whose own parents are already hurting him.

As I have said many times before: Every time one of us goes public, we all win.  When one of us has the courage to break the secret, the secret is easier to break for the next one and the next one and the next one.  Until there are no more secrets.

One particular story of his had significant meaning for me.  He said that after he got famous and rich, he was doing a press thing, and the people there told him they hired someone to assist him while he was in town.  This little woman comes into his room, and she is the assistant they hired.  She is the woman who abused him when he was a child.  He asked “Why G-d, why?? Why now?  Why would you put her in front of me now?”  He said he heard G-d say “Because it’s over.”

May we hear that glorious message too.  Let it be over, for all of us.  May we all honor the children we were when they fucked us, and honor the adults we have become in spite of and because of them.  And let it be over.

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Well said. I hope he decked her.

Comment by sworddancewarrior

I hope he stood over her and scared the crap out of her.


Comment by kate1975

Kate and Warrior – I love you guys so much. I seriously think these are the two best comments of all time on this blog.

– Butterfly

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Comment by kate1975

We’re not fierce, no, not us. Nope. 😉

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