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Silence is Complicity

"Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly" -Mahatma GandhiI have seen a lot of news articles of the Larry Nassar trial and heard the testimony and also the fact that many people knew what he was doing to these girls and yet they stayed quiet and told no one. Its sickening and disgusting. And its not just this case. In my opinion, in  the majority of sex abuse cases regarding children,  someone either knows or has a "feeling" that the child is being abused. And yet more often than not,  no one speaks up. They turn the other cheek. Maybe out of fear of retribution, maybe they think they might be wrong and wrongly accuse someone, or maybe they just don't want to be involved. Either way, if you suspect a child is being abused and there are signs or credible evidence and you don't make any effort to help that child,  then you are complicit in sexual abuse and you should be charged just like the abuser. N…