Child Abuse in the United States
CMM, Child Mental Mutilation!
Speak out against it whenever you hear about it or encounter it!
We at Sioux Falls Feminists are coining a new acronym CMM, "Child Mental Mutilation." Child Mental Mutilation refers to teaching children the anti-science claims that "There is no Evolution," "There was no Evolution," "The Earth is only 6,000 Years Old," "Dinosaurs lived at the same time as Man," "The Earth is Flat," "The Sun Circles the Earth," "The Earth is the Center of the Universe," and "The Earth is Square." Teaching these untruths to children cripples them mentally, often for life. It leaves them incapable of dealing with the real world! There are few crimes greater than the deliberate mutilation of a child's mind. It ranks right up there with physical or sexual abuse of a child, which also often mentally cripples a child for life. There can be no excuse for any of these crimes against children!
Only In America!
You really don't want to read the pages in this section.
It's not at all pretty!
Can America can fix the problem of child abuse fatalities?
A BBC investigation has revealed widespread child abuse in the world's richest democracy.
New figures have emerged showing that a child dies of abuse or neglect every 5 hours in the United States.
The US has the worst record of child abuse in the industrialized world with death rates significantly higher than those in Europe.
US rate three times higher than Canada's. US rate eleven times higher than Italy's.
To discuss why child abuse is such a problem in the US, Michael Petit, the President of Every Child Matters, spoke to the BBC's Katty Kay.
US child abuse 'worst in developed world'
According to the United Nations, the highest rate of child deaths as a result of abuse in the developed world is in the United States.
The BBC's Natalia Antelava reports from Texas, which has one of the worst records.
Child dies in US 'every five hours'
Every five hours a child dies from abuse or neglect in the US. The latest government figures show an estimated 1,770 children were killed as a result of maltreatment in 2009.
Even when populations are taken in to account, Unicef research places the US equally on the bottom with Mexico on child deaths from maltreatment.
The BBC's Natalia Antelava reports on what doctors and children's campaigners are calling an "epidemic" of child deaths.
America's Child Death Shame
Every five hours a child dies from abuse or neglect in the US.
The latest government figures show an estimated 1,770 children were killed as a result of maltreatment in 2009.
A recent congressional report concludes the real number could be nearer 2,500.
In fact, America has the worst child abuse record in the industrialized world. Why? The BCC's Natalia Antelava investigates.
More Statistics, Charts, and Information on Child Abuse in America
In Europe they only have 1/4th of the Child Sex Abuse they do in America. How can that be? They teach their 6 and 7-year-old children exactly what child sex abuse is and what to watch out for. Knowledge is what protects their children. We should do that here. Keeping children ignorant does not protect their innocence. It just makes them easy victims for child sex molesters, and especially for the adult males in their families who are most often the child sex molesters.
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Child Abuse in the United States