Originally Posted by Jellybeans
The thing is, serial rapists, serial murderers, child molesters, terrorists and do not have willing participants in the pain they inflict and the destruction they wield and the lives they destroy.
The OM and OW participate in a betrayal in which the disloyal spouse willingly and intentionally wants to be a part of.
I must point out that oftentimes the victims to child molesters and rapists are indeed "willing" participants. They have been coaxed into being engaged into an act that devastate their lives later on. Statutory rape is an example. Willing or not willing, it is a rape because the minor is not considered to have the capacity to say no in their immature minds. Although legally over 18, you are expected to have the "mature" mind, in reality this is not so for various reasons. Who says once you turn 18, you all of a sudden turn into this balanced human being that can say yes and no properly in any circumstance?
Even late in years, some people are rather poorly equipped to protect their mind and body such as MW in a troubled marriage. If these women actively pursue to have A, then that is one thing, but in case of homewreckers, they smell these women out and target them by scheming and coaxing to the point they just cannot say no. And, the result is another marriage destroyed and kids lose their intact family, all for what? To satisfy their sexual needs? For an easy lay?
Do they realize the magnitude of what they've done? Do they care? Most decent people would be willing to die to protect their precious kids, family, their home. This is what they destroy for some cheap sex. So, why shouldn't they be compared to serial murderers, child molestors, rapists, and all other despicable crimiinals?