A couple years back, I did a post about these two kids who were being charged with crimes and potentially to end up on the sex offender registry. The first was a boy who punched another boy in the groin, and the dumb-fuck public decided that that was a sex thing. The second was a six year old boy who was playing “doctor” with a five year old girl. Something that every kid has done, and this kid was also potentially on the sex offender registry. It was a depressing example of how terrified the American public is of genitals and sex. Now, I have another example.
A boy, 10 years old, was busted by the Principal for sending lewd texts to his daughter. Now, I’m not gonna lie, that’s a little strange. But, then I remember – some kids develop early. He might be experiencing odd thoughts about sexuality. There could be any number of instances that led to what happened. But the reaction to all of this was just amazing.
The father of the boy became totally mortified, and where some people might try to keep this private, maybe talking to their child or discussing with a shrink or something, this guy decided to go to the news and make this whole affair a REALLY public issue, talking about how he is so mortified, feels guilty (even though nothing was truly done wrong. Like we said, we don’t know the story. There could be any number of things that led to this. A child having confused sexual feelings is not unheard of. I know that this is kind of weird, but we don’t know all the facts) and has basically sent this kid through the ringer. For real, not only did the Dad paint the scarlet letter on his son, but so has pretty much everyone else.
In addition to the family of the girl, who has pressed charges, the reporter in this article couldn’t have used a more demonizing tone if she tried. For real, that was almost impressive. It’s like the reporter thought that this kid was so disgusting. I guess objective journalism means nothing to her. No surprise. All news is now pandering to some person or another. That’s just the nature of the beast, nowadays. The dad says that he blames himself, but his statement still put a lot on his kid. For all the talk of “having his back,” this sure sounded like he wanted to make an example of his son.
Look, I’m gonna level with you all here – this is nuts. This kid could end up on the sex offender registry too. Why is America so afraid to talk about sex? Why is America so afraid of human sexuality? Kids can end up confused about all sorts of stuff. Instead of making them go to all these programs and get made into a pariah, how about we sit down and talk to kids? It’s okay to accept that there are children who start having thoughts and don’t know what they mean. It’s a confusing topic.
What’s more, this kid doesn’t need society writing him off as some kind of pervert. I mean, it just really bugged me how accusatory the tone of that reporter is. Granted, it is a Fox News outlet, but still. Even the guy introducing the story was all, “can you believe this? A 10 year old boy?!”
As proof that I know what I’m talking about, I actually got to hear about this when I was 10. There was a boy who was caught kissing a girl on the playground during recess. Apparently, he credited doing this with watching Jerry Springer. Is he even around, anymore? Those were the days. In any case, it happens. Kids can experience feelings that they don’t get, have no input on it and act out, based on what they know. It happens, and that’s why you talk to children. Or, if you’re a fucking idiot, get someone who isn’t to talk to your kid. You don’t have to make this a public issue.
The bottom line is – instead of being terrified of genitals, how’s about America grows up and leaves the third grade?
Until next time, a quote,
“The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.” – George Carlin