Stop Child Rape
eight organisations working on behalf of children and survivors of abuse. We have come together to mark the first anniversary of the Ryan Report.
I applaud the campaign, but I am horrified by the name. I believe it belittles the crimes which have been identified in the Ryan Report.
Whenever these (or similar) crimes come up in conversation, I refuse to refer to them as child abuse. We can abuse alcohol, power, drugs, the system, and such. What Catholic religious orders have done to children in this country is an abhorrence, and their systematic coverup equally so.