I recently ranted about a female teacher who was charged with rape for having consensual sex with a 15-year-old male student.
Clearly this was not “rape” in the traditional sense; most young men of his age would jump at the chance to have sex with an attractive female teacher. The two were having sex between classes, in a car in the parking lot, and she came to his house once when his parents weren’t home. This was invitational, consensual, sex, not rape. The young man was likely bragging about it, probably had a spring in his step at school, his fellow students wondering what’s up, why the smirking and strutting…
But the prosecution, and the judge, actually considered this case to be no different than an older man raping a young girl!
From Huffington Post:
“In court Grant noted that there’s often a double-standard in society about sex abuse cases, but maintained that, “Fifteen is 15. He’s still a boy figuring out the ways in the world.”
“If this was a male teacher who had been involved with a 15-year-old female there would be people here hanging from the ceiling trying to get every drop of blood,” Grant said. “But because it is a woman, there seems to be a winking about what happened.”
This is the utter nonsense we are facing in our society today.
There are two sides to this sex coin, and we’re only looking at one side here, nobody’s bothering to look at the other side. It’s not that “she’s a woman, so there seems to be a winking about what happened,” it’s that he’s a young man, so yes, there’s a winking about what happened.
And, as many readers commented that according to the LAW, there IS no difference—well, then, if that’s the case, the archaic law needs to be changed to better reflect today’s standards and culture. Sex is taught in school, for crying out loud—it’s not like a 15-year-old boy (young man) doesn’t know what’s going on, and is therefore simply being victimized by an adult woman. I call BS.
In a related article, Maggie McNeill of The Honest Courtesan addresses the rising trend we are seeing of these types of cases. Why are we suddenly seeing more cases of female teachers having sex with male students?
And she’s right, it’s due to our culture’s infantilization of teenagers.
“While the increased presence of cops in schools and the growth of “snitch culture” are certainly contributing factors, what has really changed most is the legal climate. It used to rightfully be understood that most teen boys would kill to fuck an attractive female teacher, but that changed due to the increasing infantilization of teenagers: whereas teen boys used to be considered young men, now they are “children”; whereas sex with an older woman would have previously been considered a rite of passage, now it’s “child molestation”.”
She went on to point out that the Violence Against Women Act (1994) actually increased arrests of women by 446% in California! Now THERE’S a successful government program!
McNeill sums up:
“…the rate of the “crime” has not increased; it’s just that it was not previously called a “crime” and nobody pretended it was one.”
But in today’s authoritarian/nanny police state, everything’s a crime now. And everyone’s a victim. It truly is a sad state of affairs.