The last two sentences in a book by Joseph Telushkin, about Jewish belief read:
"Jewish teachings insist that every innocent human life is of infinite value. Hence, the murder of one innocent person is the ultimate evil; the murder of ten more innocents increases the magnitude, not the evil."
The book An Eye For An Eye is listed under Fiction, but what is written about Jewish law might well be true. Even if it's not true, it still means more to me than all the self-help survivor books I've read and all I've heard of.
It validates my situation on a grand scale.
We all know that the amount of child abuse has reached an unprecedented level. I've recently wondered if child abuse is so prevalent, that society is numbed to it's trauma. I will never see the murder of innocence as acceptable behavior for any member of society.
For me, murder of innocence is the same as the murder of an innocent. I don't believe adding descriptives such as, incestuous, gang, cult, etc, before the word rape, changes the rape and trauma. It only tells what part of society is guilty.
Too many people misunderstand the adjective and perceive, instead, that it means a "degree of seriousness or harm or trauma. That is not true. I believe anyone who has been violated will understand what I mean. My own mother twisted around what the word pedophile meant and said to me, "Oh, come on, how would you know you were hurt, you were just a child?"
More children being violated does not reduce the severity, only increases the magnitude.