Todays Daily Prompt: If you could un-invent something, what would it be? Discuss why, potential repercussions, or a possible alternative.
Something that is weighing very heavily in my heart and many other hearts at the moment and that is the amount of crime, rape and murders in South Africa. There is the very high profile case in the news at the moment and just very recently also the gang rape and brutal murder of 17 year old girl and there are many more cases.
Just recently our local radio station had the sound of a chime for each time a rape was reported. I stand under correction but I think a rape is reported every 8 minutes. Keep in mind that not all rapes are reported. There are women who have kept their silence for years.
I would like to un-invent guns, weapons and all types of warfare. I know un-inventing weapons won’t stop the violence, but it might bring it down significantly. Also, I would like to un-invent the hatred and disrespect in some for women and children and replace it with love and respect.
Possible alternatives: I was listening to a talk show discussing violence against women and children and some of the callers felt it was because there is no religious instruction at schools anymore. Well, with all the mixed religions and nationalities in South Africa it would be difficult to have a specific beliefs being taught to the children. Perhaps a class about morals might help. A class where respect for humanity is taught…?
I have a much longer post about abuse, but I decided not to post it, it became too personal…my heart aches for those who were harmed and their families. My heart truly aches.