Post by Scumhunter on Apr 22, 2017 18:36:53 GMT -5
Ok I didn't want to talk anymore about this for a while because I feel Elizabeth will need time to recover but I'm reading internet comments that are pissing me off about how she's 15 and that's old enough where she knew what she was doing, she went willingly etc...
First of all, even if Elizabeth did leave with Cummins willingly she was still only 15 years old, not the legal age to go off on your own, and certainly not of legal age to be with Cummins. Cummins was not her legal custodian, and it was still a kidnapping, even if the participant was "willingly" kidnapped. Not to mention, it is very easy for someone Elizabeth's age to be emotionally manipulated by a man like Cummins. The teen may think they love the adult, but really it's a manipulation mind game.
It just really pisses me off when people blame the victim, and Elizabeth was/is a victim of Cummins, whether she knows it or not.
Unless you can place yourselves in someone else's shoes, maybe you should shut the f up and stop judging other people.
That's it for now.
Last Edit: Apr 22, 2017 18:37:40 GMT -5 by Scumhunter
Post by 912thamwuser on Apr 22, 2017 22:50:57 GMT -5
I have to add to that. If anyone, particularly someone middle-aged, acted like they loved me, I imagine everyone in my circle of support would panic badly. Even though I'm chronologically 26 1/2 years old, I still look like a 15 y.o., with a delay in executive functioning development to match. I picture them mobilizing and flying into action if someone shady tried to gain my trust. Furthermore, I'm similarly scared for the 18 and 19 y.o.s around where I live because many of them resemble 10-12 y.o.s except taller. They may be legally adults, but if ages and life spans have actually inflated to the point where today's late teenagers and 20-somethings are often equivalent to the pre-teens and teens of the decades 198X and 199X, they'll be considered adults legally, and if they're mentally as young as they appear, they may be at risk because that would mean they have more primitive judgment. Sometimes I wish the laws were updated to keep up with this age inflation.
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Post by тσρтєиhυитєя on Apr 22, 2017 23:03:26 GMT -5
I know this first hand as a high schooler and just because she's 15 doesn't mean she fully comprehends those emotions. At 15 as a young man I'll say I was emotionally manipulated easily and so are millions of other teens by their peers, and that's why paedophiles like going after teens at 14 15 16 years old because they can be easily manipulated. This isn't Elizabeth's fault, people saying it's her fault are just ignorant as hell. Let's look at this for what it is, Tad Cummins is a Paedophile, Elizabeth is the victim, who should at least be given a warm welcome and respect her privacy instead of bashing her.