Mermaids has blood on its hands
Perfectly expressed. People who hurt others will always be amongst us, but they couldn't do nearly as much damage without the complicity of others. The real problem is the degree to which evil can be nurtured by those who have an interest in doing so. We must be a society in decline if people can look on benignly as terrible harm is done to children and women are crushed. The people who have been standing up to this horror are heroes and will be recognised as such, I am sure. We see you and we thank you. You will be able to sleep soundly at night when those who supported this ghastly pantomime wake up and realise what they have been endorsing. Thank you for everything you do.
I came rather late to this issue but recognised immediately that Mermaids was evil. It perplexes me how so many people could not recognise this.
I will never understand why some like myself saw this whole movement was wrong-diddly-wrong-wrong from the start, and some (including trusted friends) just welcomed it with open arms into their "good causes" box. Those that support mermaids will I think go quiet, or say it s "one bad apple" or "they meant well". They won't publicly denounce them or apologise, people just don't do that.
This is a very bold and well stated essay. We should be helping, nurturing, and guiding children through difficult times. Many have abandoned their responsibility as adults.