An original essay
by Edward Fagan
Children’s rights, the basics
Children’s rights we often overlook and when this happens, our children suffer. Sometimes we as parents or guardians place too much emphasis on certain practices toward our children. In so doing, we often ignore their rights in some areas.
There are several areas of rights of children including those dealing with their physical and circumstantial needs. Here, we are looking at two of the less obvious rights. These, expectedly, are among those that we neglect the most.
One such right demands that we protect children from dangerous people. We thus must stop exposing children to dangerous people, even when we are naive about their dangerousness. Another such right is that we stop using children in our demonstrations of political correctness.
Children’s rights, consequences of denial
The following incident took place in Wyoming, United States, around October 18 this year. Miguel Martinez, a man claiming transgender womanhood invited a ten year old girl to accompany him in a bathroom. He allegedly fondled her breasts and genitalia and then penetrated her. He was a family friend.
During a medical examination of the girl’s genitalia, nurses found evidence of sexual assault. Martinez was on trial October 19, in a case due to last four days.
The above incident shows how we disregard the two children’s rights mentioned above. The girl’s family denied her the right of protection against a dangerous man. They seem naive about his dangerousness. They allowed him in the house around her, and she trusted him because of that.
Her family might have been trying to be politically correct if they allowed her to accompany him in the bathroom. Are they guilty of denying her the second of two rights mentioned above? Yes, if they allowed her to go with him to the bathroom out of political correctness.
by Edward Fagan
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