Ly May Chan, one of the women who leads the Ta Phin village, Sapa Vietnam (where I will visit next month) writes as follows:
“I have worked with outside organizations to educate the villagers about the problem of visiting paedophiles. The villagers are clear about this risk. Child molesters are not tolerated.”
What a tragedy that at a woman leader in rural Vietnam has to address this matter.
She has to do so because of the legacies of:
2. Racism (which considers Asian children to be of lesser worth than our own kids).
3. A depraved, evil, and perverse understanding of human relationships, and of human sexuality, on the part of (mostly) western males.
4. (Tangentially) – the extreme poverty of large families in South East Asian communities.
What wisdom, honesty and courage Ly May Chan possesses.