According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, A *Pedophile* is defined as a person who has sexual interests in children.
Molestation of children by Pedophiles have generated discussions over the years, with different measures being employed to stop the menace. Most people are oblivious to the fact that male children also are defiled at a young age, but due to the fact that there’s no physical harm to the child it goes unnoticed. A defiled girl child is discovered when she complains of pain to her private organ.. How do you identify a male child being defiled?
Male child molestation has gone unnoticed for a very long time due to the fact that most times they aren’t discovered and the victims are left with scars of such horrible experience which would affect their social, mental and sexual relationship with others in the future to come. Parents believe in protecting their female child from sex predators but leave the male child at their mercy unknowingly.
The male child that has been abused faces depression because he has no one to confide in. After being introduced to such horrible act at a tender age, his hormones are triggered and in his teenage and youth age he takes to pornography and masturbation. A wicked act by someone he calls aunt and sometimes uncle have just truncated his destiny. Many a times such boys grow up to be sex addicts and tend to be a philanderer, have trust issues and are always withdrawn.
The male child should be protected from sexual predators same way the female child is. It’s always hard for them to speak up but in my years of teaching and interacting with children, I got to understand more.
Parents should also play their part and be observant of their male children. They need to be on watch out for signs like depression, withdrawal and isolation.
Let’s come together and stop the molestation of children.