Reasons You Shouldn’t Fuck Kids

Reason #254: Magneto: Hurt people hurt people
August 9, 2011, 1:09 am
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Recently, I went to see the X-Men movie in the theaters.  The movie was about how the X-Men came to be the X-Men.  For those that don’t know, the X-Men are all people with mutant genes that give them special powers.

In the movie, we got to see the history of Magneto (the mutant who can bend steel at will).  He is considered ‘bad’ because he harbors a deep hatred for non-mutants, and tries to hurt or kill them at every opportunity.  The movie showed us how he got that way.  We see him first as a child being dragged away from his parents in a concentration camp in the Holocaust.  Then, at the concentration camp, he watched his mother getting killed in front of him.  After that, he hated non-mutant human beings, because they had caused him such terrible pain.

The whole story made me think of something that Dr. Sandra Bloom (a trauma expert) says: “Hurt people hurt people.”

I wonder who hurt the babysitter that fucked my brother and I.  Of all of us who got fucked in childhood, only a small percentage of us go on to actually sexually abuse kids.  Most of us hurt ourselves.  Of course, if we consider ourselves to be ‘people’, then the axiom of “hurt people hurt people” still rings true.

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Dear Butterfly,

You are right, most of us hurt ourselves. And it is so true that hurt people hurt people.

Good and healing thoughts to you.


Comment by kate1975


I find this to be a wonderful example of the truth “hurt people hurt people.” Absolutely true that the abused do not always abuse, but I have yet to speak with a survivor who has not hurt themselves.

Take good care,

Comment by Brittany P.

I agree with both you and Brittany. Abused people have a hard time with relationships because it’s so hard to break the cycle of abuse to ourselves. It’s like we are used to seeing ourselves in the mirror as fat, and any other word we use doesn’t feel like us anymore. You could trade that word “fat” for any other word you hate, and pretty much that feels like you, too. I hope butterfly to see another beautiful post that reflects that beauty I know is in you.

Comment by sandma1half

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