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Freddy Starr ???

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minibmw2010 Fri 26-Oct-12 22:04:57

Why on earth, given the conversation subject, is Freddy Starr holding a child by the hand in all the interviews on the news tonight ???!! He's standing outside what I assume is his house holding hands with a small girl I assume to be his daughter.

UltraBOF Fri 26-Oct-12 22:06:31

Same reason that shagging MPs appear with their doting wives. So they look like nice family blokes.

hiddenhome Fri 26-Oct-12 22:55:44

To demonstrate that he's safe around children? hmm

fucking farce angry

NanaNina Fri 26-Oct-12 22:58:23

I only caught something quick about Freddy Starr in the news allegedly associated with JS - not even sure that was right cus just switched on. I always did think Freddy Starr was a peculiar bloke whatever he's done or not done.

Is anyon else tired of seeing JS's photos on screen all the time. We al know what he looks like so why bother, and I think it must be hurtful to the victims.

SolidGoldYESBROKEMYSPACEBAR Fri 26-Oct-12 23:00:10

PoppyScarer Fri 26-Oct-12 23:00:55

I agree NanaNina, even the DM online has lessened its coverage's like the BBC News team is trying to do some retrospective ass-covering.

PoppyScarer Fri 26-Oct-12 23:01:55

SolidGold you could...but the thread would vanish immediately.

hiddenhome Fri 26-Oct-12 23:08:54

I remember Freddy Starr's Wife Swap episode and thought he was a vile piece of work then sad

PanonHigh Fri 26-Oct-12 23:12:44

Pitchfork land here we come? Anyone who we think 'looks a bit odd' in the media is game for accusations? Whilst of course ignoring our own family members? But of course sexual abuse is in the domain of the BBC, not in our own front rooms.

hiddenhome Fri 26-Oct-12 23:19:16

hmm do you honestly think people here are that naive PanonHigh?

PanonHigh Fri 26-Oct-12 23:19:47

Wel, of course SGB or any other poster could provide a list of 'dodgey looking blokes' at any time - that's obv. even without the repeated use of the full stop. But it serves to nicely avoid the prevalence of abuse in people's homes.

hiddenhome Fri 26-Oct-12 23:21:50

Bollocks. We're all well aware of the abuse that goes on in people's homes.

It seems everyone's at it these days hmm Nothing would surprise me any more.

HoneyDragon Fri 26-Oct-12 23:26:26

I never trusted Scrappy Doo, so I'll add him to the list.

(I thought SGB was being justifiably snarky confused)

PanonHigh Fri 26-Oct-12 23:30:56

hidden - I know that we are'nt aware of all of the abuse that goes on in our homes. At all. It's massive.

My concern is that JS and now possibly FS are seen as 'oddities' and being externalised.

hiddenhome Fri 26-Oct-12 23:35:27

They are 'oddities' though and most of us know 'dodgy oddities' in our own lives too. I think it brings it home to people just how much child abuse is out there, whether it's in our own homes, or amongst the rich and famous sad

It seems that everyone's a bloody grubby pervert and it's shaking my faith in human nature tbh - esp. the stuff that's coming out about the high profile people and politicians.

I look at people in the street now and ask myself "are you one"?

NanaNina Fri 26-Oct-12 23:41:21

I take your point PanonHigh and felt a bit uncomfortable in saying that I thought Freddy Starr was a peculiar bloke but did add whatever he has done or not done. Most people I think are aware that the vast majority of child abuse/abduction/murder crimes are perpetrated by people who are known to them. We do need to be careful. I recall the angry mob protesting outside the home of a paediatrician, thinking he was a paedophile!

I was a social worker in child protection in the 70s and 80s and it was not until the mid 80's that child "sexual abuse" crawled out of the woodwork (so to speak) and like all social problems, eg domestive violence, once the lid was lifted, it began to overwhelm us. We discovered that it was inter generational, and had been kept quiet for so long. I still don't know exactly how long it has been going on but I think we are probably thinking in terms of centuries. It was almost always the father, step father, older brother who was the perpetrator, and then of course there was the added complication of the child victim growing into the adult perpetrator.

A large boarding school for what we used to call "maladjusted children" was closed down in the Shire county in which I worked and the perpetrators were the head, the deputy, the designated police officer............then of course there was child on child sexual abuse. Horrendous.

Sorry this is a far cry from Freddy Starr. It just brought back memories. I spent 30 years in Children's services for a LA and I saw the very worst of human behaviour but always was "the sins of the fathers' visited on the sons" (don't know who said that) but what I am trying to say is almost always perpetrators were once victims. They were of course predatory and cut across all social classes, and the outlook for change is poor.

PanonHigh Fri 26-Oct-12 23:45:52

I don't know what the answer here is. I DO know that there is a massive and widespread understanding amongst most men, as I believe, that women and children have a right to live unmolsted. Numerically though, there are hundreds of thousands of men who don't see life that way.

HoneyDragon Fri 26-Oct-12 23:46:05

And yet my paediatrician was jailed for being a paedophile. sad

Who is now all over the fucking news again and was tied in with Jimmy Saville.

PanonHigh Fri 26-Oct-12 23:51:46

Nana - I'd be really careful about accepting the 'sins of the fathers' argument given by sex offenders. It's very common. AND, it flies in the face of the voice of people who have been abused, who's stated resolution is to say ' I just don't want anyone else to go through what I did.' NOT, 'well I abused because I was abused'. It's a technique that sexual abusers offer with absolutely no evidence to back it up.

twooter Fri 26-Oct-12 23:52:13

Wel, of course SGB or any other poster could provide a list of 'dodgey looking blokes' at any time - that's obv. even without the repeated use of the full stop

I take it the full stops are because her space bar doesn't work, rather than for extra emphasis.

PanonHigh Fri 26-Oct-12 23:54:00

I take it as a device for extra emphasis.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Fri 26-Oct-12 23:59:21

I think the "sins of the father" thing can happen. Certainly, in one family I worked with, the mother saw no reason not to involve her dc (at the time, a dd aged 5 and a ds aged 3) in an active role in her own sex life, because she herself had been used sexually by her own male relatives (father, uncles, older brothers) from a similar early age.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Sat 27-Oct-12 00:01:30

And maybe female relatives too, don't know about that.

PanonHigh Sat 27-Oct-12 00:05:10

Old I am not saying it has no value or incidence. But, I'd say that after decades of interviewing both victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse where the victims have been children and adult females, my and colleagues conclusions are that perpetrators' mitigation re their own abuse appear inauthentic, as they show very little victim empathy. Usually.

SolidGoldYESBROKEMYSPACEBAR Sat 27-Oct-12 00:06:34

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