An orbituary for a child abuser

As a victim of child abuse I find this article somewhat comforting:

Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick, born January 4, 1935, died last month, to the relief and comfort of the children whom she spent a lifetime (in their words) “torturing in every way possible.” Those children, now grown, marked her passing by submitting the most chilling obituary you will ever read to her local newspaper

This Brutal Obituary Is a Reminder to Be Good to Your Children
http://gawker.com/this-brutal-obituary-is-a-reminder-to-be-good-to-your-c-1286582748

I really like this passage and could not agree more:

Most of us have found peace in helping those who have been exposed to child abuse and hope this message of her final passing can revive our message that abusing children is unforgiveable, shameless, and should not be tolerated in a “humane society”. Our greatest wish now, is to stimulate a national movement that mandates a purposeful and dedicated war against child abuse in the United States of America.

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One comment

  1. dmhanmation

    Reblogged this on AWAKE NAIJA! and commented:
    Hmmmm. I probably would not put this up even if it were true of my parent. Especially not after death. It changes nothing and actually makes you look worse for not respecting the dead. That said, I do not know what physical, emotional or psychological trauma they must have endured at the woman’s hands before she passed. Parents need to know that just like respect, you also need to EARN your child’s love. Some parents are lucky. Their children love ’em and stick with ’em through thick and thin and think the world of them no matter what. This is NOT one of those scenarios. Sad.