“And besides the wench is dead”: Making excuses for child abuse

We live in a country where the law prohibiting genital mutilation has never been enforced; where the authorities go wild when a 15-year-old white girl runs off to France with her teacher but stay silent when Asian girls are yanked out of school and forced into marriage. The tolerance of child abuse by the old conservative establishment and their multicultural successors shows there is a strong public interest in learning how Jimmy Savile could abuse so many for so long – even though the wretch is dead.

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