Quotation by Victoria Secunda

When it comes to evil, there are no gray areas. Fathers who abuse their children by battering or starving or raping them automatically relinquish any entitlement to mitigation or sympathy. They commit the unpardonable moral offense of betraying their children. It matters not what their own histories were; millions of people with childhood horror stories to tell do not repeat them with their own children.
Victoria Secunda (20th century), U.S. psychologist and author. Women and Their Fathers, ch. 4 (1992).
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