Protect Your Daughters

Reality check, America. There are predators abounding that will do physical harm and even kill our daughters, mostly young ones.

 

One disappears in Aruba. Another disappears her first few weeks in college. Some were taken by neighbors, raped and killed and their bodies discarded like yesterdays garbage. Boyfriends, husbands, neighbors, strangers and friends are killing our daughters all too often.

 

Black, White, doesn’t matter, we are letting our daughters down by not teaching them basic safety.

 

Why are we sending young teens off on their own? Why are we not watching over our children better and teaching them to be on the watch for predators?

 

Hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear of another young lady missing and later found dead. Tragically, a 4-year-old little girl was found wandering the streets at 1 AM in the morning, her Mother’s body hasn’t been found. A College student has been missing and a body was just found in a shallow grave. A husband was found to be lying about medical school and shoots his wife while she slept. Another is on death row after the body of his wife and unborn child washed up near his fishing hole. An attractive teen disappears in Aruba and I doubt her body will ever be found. She wasn’t the first to disappear in Aruba.

 

We need to train our daughters to not be so trusting. We tell them sex is great and they are entitled to as much of it as they can get. Early pregnancy isn’t the only problem with that. We let them dress in the most revealing clothing, exposing as much of their young bodies possible. Granted, men shouldn’t act upon this and nothing excuses what a few do, but our daughters are being harmed just the same.

 

We can’t lock them away, but we need to start training them to be more careful and maybe even, give them some old-fashioned morality lessons. We need to watch over them better and not send them off to a foreign land hoping they will have fun and be protected by a couple chaperones.

 

I don’t know, I just feel we are letting our daughters down by not protecting them more. Maybe it’s the Dad in me, maybe I’m just tired of seeing all the pain inflicted on families as they wait and wonder what happened to their daughters. Maybe it’s just the thought of young lives ruined or snuffed out all too early.

 

I don’t have any real answers to this; I just feel we need to handle raising our children better than we have been. It’s our job, not the governments.

 

Moms and Dads, protect your children, please.

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3 Responses to “Protect Your Daughters”

  1. Liz Says:

    Yes we must protect our children in this day and age. Unfortunately females and girls are at a higher risk than males and boys, but that does not mean anyone should let their guard down if they have a son grown, or still growing up.This has become an increasingly violent world that we live in and atrocities are being committed against the children of our country literally on an hour to hour basis. This is sobering and scarry at the very same time.We should all champion the cause of protecting our children and we could all begin by supporting Bill O\’Reilly with his promotion of the Jessica Law and buying the protect our children gear from his website which will be donated to a childrens organization for crimes and abuse against children.It is time we take a stand and do something about this. It is easy to talk the talk, but who will walk the walk? It begins folks with YOU and with ME! Lets do it!

  2. LEW Says:

    Joshua, Jessica\’s Law is a good law that every state should adopt. However, it\’s an after the fact law setting stiff punishment for the crime. In time, it should cause a decrease in child crimes, but in the interim, we also need to ensure our children are safe and protected, especially our daughters, who are most at risk.That\’s up to us parents first.

  3. Unknown Says:

    There ARE more preditors out there, unfortunately there are also more of the ones who insist that preditors have \’rights\’ and seem to have the rest of society so frightened that a preditor has a good chance of getting away with the crime, usually on some \’technicality\’.Just who is society supposed to protect?

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