Some people have criticized me and slammed me for saying that Hillary Adam’s mother, Hallie Adams, was an abuser too, and that she deserves condemnation for not protecting her daughter; but why are the men in the Penn state case also not being excused? Hallie Adams knew her daughter was being beaten by the judge, and she did nothing. At least 15 men at Penn State knew about, or witnessed, child rape taking place by one of the coaches, and they did nothing.
The only people I have heard defending the Penn State staff, were the ignorant college students who care more about football than a moral code of ethics, or children being abused.
However, the media, the general public, and most bloggers have virtually, unanimously blasted the Penn State male staff members who, like Hillary’s mother, knew about child abuse, and did nothing. And the Penn State staff, who were silent, weren’t even sexually abusing the boys themselves! Yet, Hillary’s mother beat her daughter right along with her husband, and she is still being excused by many people, mostly women –and even women, who are advocates against child abuse, or who were once abused themselves.
I find this to be a very strange phenomenon.
What’s the difference between Hillary Adams’s mother and the men at Penn State? Not much. The male staff who (allegedly) said and did nothing, allowed child sexual abuse and rape to continue, and the perpetrator to remain free. Hillary’s mother said and did nothing about the beatings by Judge Adams (Hillary says her mother also hit her as a child and the Judge stopped it), and allowed a child abuser to continue committing the abuse and to remain free. The Penn State men most likely said and did nothing to protect their buddies, to protect the reputation of the college, and to continue having a good football team. Hillary’s mother said and did nothing in order to protect her husband, to protect herself, and maybe even to not shame the family or to keep her nice home and nice car.
If Hillary had videotaped her father sexually abusing her, and captured her mother on the video, joining in at some point, would all those who criticize me have a different opinion about Hallie Adams? If they saw Hillary’s mother sexually abusing her daughter on that tape, would they still have called her a “victim,” a “mother who was full of anxiety and just trying to diffuse” the sexual abuse?
If someone caught a man on videotape beating the life out of a puppy, and at some point, his wife joined in on the beating, would people still consider her a victim, and say that she should not be criticized?
For those of you who defend Hallie Adams, if you have children, or a beloved dog or cat, and your spouse were continuously beating your child, or your pet, what would you do?