Female child abusers manage to commit their acts under the radar. Women use objects – broom handles, bottles, anything that comes to hand. They are after sexual gratification. Often abused themselves as children, like men, they go on to be abusers themselves. Because they are not recognised, we have no defence against them. Victims often keep quiet because they think they are the only ones. Women who abuse children like to have their jobs around children – teachers, day care etc. The vast majority of victims say they were sexually abused by their own mothers. We don’t want to believe it, so they get away with it.