One of the things I’ve been trying to do lately is clean up all my e-mails, as well old periodicals that I’ve apparently been hoarding for some sort of time when I need to either build a fort of newspapers and magazines, or possibly just for a long afternoon to read.
I promised a long time ago to react to the PSU scandal, noting that my thoughts might make people mad, but I couldn’t quite put anything into words. As it turns out, one of those magazines I saved, put my thoughts in words for me.
As we all read with horror as the facts came to light (and speaking of, what’s going on the trial?), the local blogosphere annoyed the crap out of me. The general consensus was outrage, which is the right feeling to be sure. But after the outrage seemed to come the sense of loss for the youth.
But in a way that seemed to almost pander to them.
What happened was awful, it was horrific and no one should have to experience that, don’t get me wrong. But I have to believe that those victims will continue on and they can live their lives without being defined by what happened to them.
I think that sometimes that society and the media put victims into a place where that is all they are, and I hate seeing that.
But anyway, the article from Newsweek comes from Tyler Perry, and here’s a quote:
You will get through this; you’ve already endured the worst part at age 11. Now fight on, my young friend, fight on! We are all with you.
Go read the whole thing here, and sorry for bringing up the bad memories.