May 28, 2007
In our society, a lot of people are hurt by "sex offenses." I'm gonna tell you how I would change all that if I were King of the World. Our whole approach to sex offenses is completely off base, and we do a lot more harm than good.
First, nudity. Seriously, who the fuck cares about nudity? We treat the human body as if it were some kind of god damned diseased monstrosity. The human body is not fucking evil, vile, dirty, filthy, obscene, nasty, perverted, gross, or any of 100 other fucked up adjectives used to describe it. It is completely natural and beautiful. There's nothing wrong with penises, vaginas, female nipples, or any other part of the human anatomy. Religious fundamentalists would like us all to wear burqas and cover up our vileness at all times. Fuck them!
In My Perfect World, nudity would be completely legal at all times, under all circumstances, for everyone. It wouldn't necessarily be a good idea. If you show up for a job interview in the buff, you might not get the job. If your job has a dress code, and you show up naked, you might get fired. But it would be completely fucking legal. "But," you may say (if you're an idiot), "aren't little children traumatized by the sight of a naked penis?" No they fucking aren't! This is one of the hugest fallacies that we have regarding kids, nudity, and sex. That they're traumatized by it. No they fucking aren't. The only reason that little kids might be traumatized by a part of the human anatomy is because of US making nudity a Big Fucking Deal. We tell kids that they should be ashamed of that nasty perverted thing between their legs, that it's evil. Well of course, they're going to be fucking shocked when some guy flashes his cock at them. In My Perfect World, nudity is No Big Fucking Deal, and if a kid sees a god damn penis, he'll go about his fucking business and not give a flying fuck one way or the other. There's one problem solved.
The second issue is rape. I'm specifically talking about rape of adults here, but rape of adolescents and children is also covered. Of all the sex offenses that I talk about in this rant, this is the only one that's really fucking bad. But it doesn't have to be nearly as bad as it is today. Rape victims are often traumatized by the experience. Why is that? It's not because some guy put his penis inside their vagina or anus. There are two reasons why rape is a traumatic experience. First, some rape victims are severely physically injured. Getting the shit beaten out of you is a naturally traumatic experience, and unfortunately, there's not much that we can do about that. The second reason that rape is traumatic is because we make a Big Fucking Deal about it, and that source of trauma we can eliminate.
In My Perfect World, I would completely fucking eliminate the societal taboo on sex. Sex would be a completely appropriate topic of conversation for anyone, at any time. It wouldn't be taboo at all, and sex would be no big deal. People would be taught that being raped is nothing to be ashamed of. It's not their fault. Some asshole stuck his penis inside one of their bodily orifices. But rape victims in My Fucking World wouldn't be scarred for life by this. They would move on with their lives. The reason rape victims are traumatized is because we shove the following message down their throats:
"A HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, AWFUL THING HAS BEEN DONE TO YOU! YOU'RE THE VICTIM OF A HORRIBLE CRIME! YOU SHOULD BE FUCKING ASHAMED THAT YOU WERE RAPED. EVERYONE WHO'S RAPED IS ASHAMED OF IT AND TRAUMATIZED BY IT, AND NEEDS YEARS OF THERAPY BECAUSE OF IT. YOU DO TOO, SO GIVE US EXORBITANT AMOUNTS OF MONEY FOR THERAPY FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS. DON'T YOU JUST FEEL NASTY AND DISGUSTING NOW? WE AS A SOCIETY WILL NEVER LET YOU FORGET THAT YOU WERE RAPED."
This is what we tell them. This is why they're fucking scarred for life. I would nip that shit in the bud. In My Perfect World, rape victims would be treated for any physical injuries that they may have, and then allowed to get on with their fucking lives. They would already know that they can talk about it whenever they need to, because sex and rape aren't taboo subjects to begin with. They would literally have a whole WORLD of support behind them. Meanwhile, the rapist would be quietly arrested and tried. The media wouldn't make a Big Fucking Deal about it at all. It would get no publicity. If convicted (because Innocent Until Proven Guilty still applies in My Perfect World), he would be quietly sent to prison, and still, no one would make a big deal about it. (I, as King of the World, would also completely reform the prison system. The US prison system doesn't rehabilitate criminals, it MAKES criminals. But that's a whole other rant.) Through all of this, the rape victim is perfectly fine, and goes about his or her fucking life.
The third sex offense that I'm gonna talk about is statutory rape. I'm not talking about actual rape of an adolescent here; that's covered above. I'm talking about a minor (someone who hasn't yet reached their 18th birthday, an arbitrary line drawn in the sand by the government) having consensual sex with an adult. Who fucking cares about this shit? Anyone who tells you, "Oh, those teenagers are just too immature to understand what they're doing and to consent to it," is a fucking liar. Yeah, they're too immature to consent to sex, but if they have consensual sex with each other, in some states they're more than mature enough to be charged with statutory rape themselves? Right. I seriously wanna kick in the fucking nuts every politician who has voted for tougher statutory rape laws.
Just for the pain of it, I'll use an example here. Let's say a 22-year-old male and a 12-year-old female have consensual sex with each other. (Because, of course, our society doesn't think that the other way around, a 22-year-old female and a 12-year-old male, is nearly as bad, right? That's some sexist shit right there. And just because I'm using a heterosexual example doesn't mean that what I have to say doesn't apply to homosexual sex as well. And, oh yeah, why the fuck is the Age of Consent in many places so much higher for homosexual sex than for heterosexual sex? That's more fucking bullshit.) What's the big fucking deal? A bunch of fucking cocksuckers would say that this 12-year-old female is traumatized by someone 10 years older putting his penis inside one of her bodily orifices. No she fucking isn't! I'd be willing to bet that it's actually a pleasant experience for her. After all, sex is a good thing. In My Perfect World, we've gotten rid of the god damn societal taboo on sex, and we've all come to realize that sex is a good, fun, pleasurable thing, and that it's not bad at all. So she has some orgasms with a guy who's 10 years older than she is.
But, if it's not the sexual relationship that traumatizes the girl, then why do so many "minors" in this situation end up scarred for life? I'll tell you why, asshole. It's because of US. That's right, WE are the ones hurting this girl, and countless others like her, with our reactions to the situation. Someone finds out that these two are fucking, and calls the police. The guy is arrested, and immediately, everyone makes a Big Fucking Deal out of the whole thing. The girl is told that she's a victim, dragged into "victims' therapy," and the following message is shoved down her fucking throat:
"THE GUY THAT YOU HAD CONSENSUAL SEX WITH, YOUR BOYFRIEND, IS A DISGUSTING PEDOPHILE AND A MONSTER. A TRULY HORRENDOUS, VILE, AWFUL THING HAS BEEN DONE TO YOU. YOU CERTAINLY DIDN'T ACTUALLY WANT TO HAVE SEX WITH HIM. YOU'RE TOO YOUNG TO WANT THAT. HE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF YOU, AND YOU'RE THE VICTIM OF A HORRIBLE CRIME. WE'RE NEVER GOING TO LET YOU EVEN FORGET WHAT'S HAPPENED, AND WE'RE GOING TO POUND IT INTO YOUR HEAD THAT YOU'RE A VICTIM VICTIM VICTIM VICTIM UNTIL YOU BUY IT. HAND OVER 15 YEARS' WORTH OF THERAPY BILLS NOW. YOU'LL BE SCARRED FOR LIFE OVER THIS."
The 22-year-old guy is paraded in front of the courts, with unrelenting media coverage. He's convicted in an unfair trial, and sentenced to a ridiculous prison term, where he's likely to be beaten, raped, and traumatized himself. Meanwhile, all the attention being given to this case makes the girl feel like some kind of freak. If we had just left well enough alone, then everything would have been hunky-dory. Sure, the relationship probably would have ended at some point, like most relationships do, but no one would have been traumatized or scarred for life, and both people involved would have gone on to live happily ever fucking after. In My Perfect World, this would be no big fucking deal. We would understand that the fallacy that "minors" can't consent to sex is just that: a fallacy. No one would bat an eye at this shit, and everyone would be better off.
Now, finally, the last sex offense that I'm gonna talk about in this rant is child molestation. Again, I'm not talking about the actual rape of a child; that's covered above. I'm also not talking about people having consensual sex with other people of a similar age. Here in Indiana, "child molestation" is defined as engaging in sexual activity with someone who hasn't yet reached his or her 14th birthday, regardless of the "perpetrator's" age. Therefore, two 13-year-olds who engage in consensual sexual activity are BOTH child molesters under state law. How fucked up is that? No, I'm not talking about that shit. I'm talking about the non-violent sexual molestation of a young child. Just for shits and giggles, let's say that it's a five-year-old boy. I'm not gonna argue that it's perfectly OK for an adult (again, just for shits and giggles, let's just say a 35-year-old man) to touch this boy's penis, play with his ass (without insertion, or it would blur the line between child molestation and rape), and jack off while doing it, because I don't think that it is OK. However, I do believe that punching some woman in the face and stealing her purse is worse, because that's a violent offense and "child molestation" is not. And, let's get fucking real here, is the kid traumatized by some guy touching his penis and ass? No, he's not. It's not that big a deal. What traumatizes the kid is our reaction to it. Similar to the statutory rape case above, the guy is arrested, and the child is dragged into therapy. Everyone makes a Big Fucking Deal about it. The following message is violently shoved down the kid's throat until he gags on it:
"YOU'RE A VICTIM! THE GUY THAT DID THIS TO YOU IS A SUB-HUMAN MONSTER. HE'S A PEDOPHILE, THE WORST OF THE WORST. A HORRIBLE, GRIEVOUS THING HAS BEEN DONE TO YOU, AND IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER. THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIM, AND THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOU TOO. WHEN YOU GROW UP, THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE THAT YOU'LL BE A PEDOPHILE YOURSELF, BECAUSE MOST CHILDREN WHO ARE MOLESTED GROW UP TO BE PEDOPHILES. THIS IS A BIG FUCKING DEAL, AND YOU NEED A LIFETIME OF THERAPY TO GET OVER THIS. NEVER FORGET THAT YOU WERE HORRIBLY MOLESTED, AND NEVER EVER FEEL LIKE A NORMAL PERSON EVER AGAIN. YOU WILL ALWAYS, NOW AND FOREVER, BE A VICTIM. THAT'S ALL YOU ARE."
Let me clarify this for the edification of the slow and the stupid: WE are the criminals, NOT the child molesters! It's not the child molesters that traumatize kids. It's US. In My Perfect World, no one would make a big deal about this. The kid would be taken aside, and someone would ask him, in a calm voice, "You OK?" When the kid answers in the affirmative (and he will, because he, along with everyone else in My Perfect World, will be taught that sex is no big deal and nothing to be ashamed of), the adult will say "OK, cool, wanna play a video game? I'll kick your ass at Mortal Kombat again!" And that will be the end of that as far as the child is concerned. Meanwhile, the adult will be arrested and tried, but no one will make a big deal out of it, and it won't get any publicity. If he's convicted, he'll be given an appropriate punishment. (This appropriate punishment may or may not involve prison time. What he did isn't nearly as bad as rape, because he didn't really hurt the kid. Remember, it's not child molestation that hurts kids, it's US and our reactions to it.) Everyone will be O-fucking-K in My Perfect World.
In My Perfect World (where I'm King of the Fucking World and I can do whatever the fuck I want), nudity would be no big deal. No one would give a fuck. Also, no one would give a fuck about people engaging in consensual sexual activity, no matter their ages. And, not only would things like rape and child molestation be a lot less traumatic, they'd also be a lot less frequent. Think about it; why are people inclined to molest children in the first place? One of the major reasons is because people are turned on by the taboo, and it would no longer be a taboo topic in My Perfect World. People do it because it's a Big Fucking Deal, and that reason would be taken away. People would also be much less sexually frustrated and confused, because sex is completely open as a conversation topic from early childhood. If the world suddenly woke up from its stupor, and implemented my policies and my societal changes, the world would be a much better place for everyone to live. But, unfortunately, the world would rather think that it's "protecting children" from the Big Bad Monster Pedophiles, while in reality it's making things so much worse for everyone.