Now, I want the likes of Sky, Crime and Investigation and other media outlets to read this very carefully and understand what I am saying.
Abuse and harm against any individual is wrong. Period. But it is a sad thing to say that all of the media concentrate on what happens to women and girls.
It is all over the television; at least 95% of crimes documented are against women and girls, perpetrated by men. That is sadly done to get maximum viewing figures; FACT
But there is a real serious danger in what they are all doing.
No matter how horrific the crimes are against women and girls, if you spend far too much time broadcasting them over and over again, then it is natural for people, both men and women to get desensitised.
When that happens, the message regarding the abuse of women and girls gets lost and a lot of people will just not want to watch it anymore.
If all of the media organisations are really serious about the concern of sexual abuse of women and girls, as I am, then they must rebalance the way that society is portrayed.
I, for one, watch a great number of crime shows and I am starting to get the mindset of “oh, not one of those again” and either delete it or just watch something else.
I am damn sure that I am not alone; there are many hundreds of thousands of people who get the same feeling/impression.
So, if the media organisations want to expose the horrible abuse that happens to women, girls, boys and men, then it has to be balanced and not completely skewed towards the female gender.
If my little girl was abused, even though she is 21 now, I would want to kill whoever did it and fuck the consequences but if people like me get so desensitised that they just brush it off and say “it is just one of those things“, as they do in the US with gun killing, then we will have retreated to an era that existed before Saville and before Harris.
That is the really big danger.
IF THE LIKES OF SKY AND THE OTHER MEDIA ORGANISATIONS DO NOTHING, THEN SADLY THE CONCLUSION IS CLEAR
THEY ARE NOT INTERESTED IN THE ABUSE OF WOMEN AND GIRLS AND JUST FLOOD THE CHANNELS WITH THESE DOCUMENTARIES TO GET HIGHER VIEWING FIGURES AND THIS MORE ADVERTISING REVENUE