Take a look at this case:
A 24 year old woman took a 15 year old boy into a tanning booth, took off some of her clothes and kissed him. His mom walked in. Now the “pedophile” is facing a felony charge of lewd acts with a minor under 16. Not an unusual case these days, but what is most fun (and telling) is reading the comments. The first thing you’d see are comments about “pedophilia”. They are common, but not in the majority:
“I love how people excuse female pedophilia so easily. It’s pretty disturbing when you think about it.”
First of all, a person liking someone 15 years of age is not a pedophile, but people love to call anyone who liked anyone under 18 a pedophile in USA. A pedophile is someone who is attracted to prepubescent children.
The majority of comments are something like this:
“At 15 that kid was very much aware of what was going on and probably felt lucky, at that age I know I would have. Now he has to live the rest of his life with the embarrassing story of how his mom saved him from an attractive woman who wanted to make a man out of him”
“The boy is currently hospitalized with a strained arm due to excessive high fives from all his friends.”
It seems some people even understand that there is a difference between what happens with a girl and what happens with a boy when they have sex:
1) “I feel bad for the guy getting caught by his mother. I’m trying look at this from a non-sexist position. But its really difficult!
If it was a 24 year old guy and a 15 year old girl, I would most definitely be disgusted and would want consequences for the guy.
I absolutely cannot fathom the problem when the opposite occurs. I guess this is just how men have been socialized in our society.”
Too bad this guy is as poisoned as you can get by political correctness about “sexism” (he thinks boys and girls having sex are doing the same thing, but he doesn’t FEEL it).
2) “If it had been a man seducing a 15 year old girl, the comments certainly wouldn’t say she was lucky. Why is it so when then genders are reversed?”
“Because girls are girls, and boys are boys.
You can’t be this dumb.”
Lots of comments about “what if it was your kid”:
“if it was the other way around and it was an older male and YOUR daughter I bet it wouldn’t be so funny”
Seems people like that are often parents and are scared some older person will damage their kid (1). It’s normal to feel protective of your kids, but I can’t help but see how they put emphasis on how the parent feels rather than the kid:
“Great. Another story about a female sexual predator, another set of comments glorifying it and saying that any boy would be happy about it. This woman did this in public, basically in front of the boy’s mother. Clearly there is something off with her.”
My own personal opinion is that we definitely have an age of pre-18 sex hysteria and pedophile hysteria. When I was a teenager, my girlfriends had sex with older men, and are still fine to this day. I have a close guy friend who lost his virginity to an adult summer camp teacher when he was 14 – he’s a well-adjusted family man now. I don’t think either teen boys or teen girls necessarily get traumatized from sex with adults (although it depends on the teen, but remember how much damage a person their own age can do as well), but in general, a girl getting sex with an older man can’t feel lucky just because she had sex, while a boy getting sex with an older woman can. It’s just not how it works, that genders are equal during sex, and most people can feel it, even if they are taught it’s not true.
And what I find the most surprising is that MRAs bought into it as well. They hate that men get punished so disproportionately for sex crimes, so they cheer when the same happens to women. In a way, I would agree that when feminist laws start hurting women, perhaps the women themselves or the feminists would react. Don’t count on the latter though – feminists are ok with passing laws that hurt women (like the ban on buying sex in Norway, which hurts the prostitutes). But pedophile hysteria is a terrible thing to support, it hurts men no matter what you support. Support men being punished as pedos – you hurt the “pedo” (which is a word for normal functional people these days) men. Support women being punished as pedos – you hurt the teenage boys who just want to be lucky once in a while.
(1) Yes, I know some adults can give your teen an STD or get pregnant and drain him of money through child support. That is something to protect your kid from. But the sex itself? Please.