But I wrote about sex offenders for WNPR, and how Connecticut is rethinking its policies toward people who end up on our sex offender registry.
Before you nail me to the wall, please just read the piece. I kept trying to write the thing (for several months, actually) but as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, I kept hitting snags — mostly of my own making. I am not “over” the abuse, and have only recently come to the point where I no longer wish pain on my perpetrators (forgiveness is a process, I guess) but we need to figure out how to walk that fine line between protecting public safety and protecting the civil rights of all. I guess that’s a fine line we need to figure out for more than people who commit sexual offenders.
Sex offender registries are too inclusive. Not everyone on the registry is an animal meant to be caged.
OK. Explanation over. I’d be interested in what you think.