Woman Fucking Young Boys in Pop Culture: No Big Deal The Lifeguard, Adore, and A Teacher treat the women who commit or nearly commit statutory rape as less threatening than their male counterparts.
SEP 6 2013
Portrayals of relationships between older women and younger men have showed up in pop culture time and again, from The Graduate to American Pie. Even this thread on reddit about a young boy being RAPED by his own mother is celebrated and accepted. But it seems like more have been cropping up lately. Alissa Nutting’s novel Tampa, published in July, is about a 26-year-old woman who builds her entire life as a teacher around her attraction to 14-year-old boys. The Lifeguard, which opened in theaters last weekend, stars Kristen Bell as a 29-year-old who returns to her hometown and has an affair with a teenager. And this week sees the theatrical release of Adore, starring Robin Wright and Naomi Watts as two best friends who fall for each other’s 18-year-old sons, and A Teacher, the story of a young woman’s undoing as her relationship with one of her high-school students comes to an end.
While these works vary from one another greatly, taken together they show how society tends to treat these kinds of relationships: as not all that big a deal.
The differing attitudes towards woman/boy relationships versus man/girl ones was, until recently, codified by the government. It wasn’t until the year 2000 that all 50 states had gender-neutral statutory rape laws. Until then, laws tended to punish the woman participant less harshly or not at all, even if she was the perpetrator. According to Carolyn E. Cocca, the author of Jailbait: The Politics of Statutory Rape Laws in the United States, the role of women sex offenders is routinely downplayed. In a 2002 article in which she reviews the language used to describe statutory rapists Mary Kay LeTourneau, Stephen Simmons, and Sean O'Neill, Cocca found that:
…while much of the discourse still categorizes statutory rape with a male victim as abuse, the "older woman" perpetrator is more often described as a manipulative or mentally ill seductress while the "older man" perpetrator is usually likened to an abusive predator.
[…] Such language maintains the boundaries of traditional gender roles: the older woman is constructed as an almost sympathetic aberration of her gender who tries to obtain love by seducing a young male, while the older man is seen simply as a sexual aggressor and is therefore more universally excoriated for his behavior.
This attitude also seeps into pop culture and its depictions of statutory rape. In the latest season of AMC’s Mad Men, a teenage Don Draper loses his virginity to an older woman—and, as Abigail Rine noted in The Atlantic, totally against his will. “To my surprise and dismay, I found that the vast majority of responses (including The Atlantic’s) glossed over the encounter, benignly describing Dick as ‘losing his virginity’ or having his virginity ‘taken’ by Aimee,” Rine wrote.
Just as in Mad Men, The Lifeguard skips over issues of consent and instead indulges stereotypes about male libido. In the film, Leigh London (Kristen Bell) is going on 30 when she realizes her life as a journalist in New York isn’t what she wanted. She moves back in with her parents in Connecticut, where she works as a lifeguard and begins a relationship with 16-year-old Jason (David Lambert). The film depicts their affair as being virtually free of negative consequences or any kind of lasting damage. Though their relationship is found out—by Mel, Leigh’s friend and assistant principal of Jason’s high school—Jason and his father “refuse to name names” to the school, and charges can’t be pressed against Leigh. Jason’s father is thoroughly unbothered by the whole ordeal. “Look, Jas has been through enough in his life already. Real problems, you get me?” he tells Mel. “This thing with the lifeguard… things happen. You keep moving or die, you understand?” He doesn’t get why Mel apologizes for not realizing the affair was happening—“Sorry for what? That my son got laid?” At the end of the film, Leigh returns to New York, intent on covering education for the New York Times, her time with Jason and his friend having seemingly solved her mid-life crisis.
It’s not hard to imagine the furor that would erupt over the film if the genders were switched. The plot sounds like feminists’ worst nightmare: Manic Pixie Dream Girl mashed with rape apology. Unlike in Draper’s case, Jason’s statutory rape by Leigh seems to just be statutory. Again and again, Jason declares that it was consensual. Though Jason did make most of the advances, Leigh’s authority—as an older woman, lifeguard, reporter, and mother figure—constantly reminds the viewer that they aren’t on equal footing.
Adore similarly depicts relationships between the older women and younger men as having no ill effect for the males. The film follows best friends Roz (Robin Wright) and Lil (Naomi Watts) from their childhoods as next door neighbors living on the Australian coast, through middle- and old-age. Both women have children at precisely the same time, and, 18 years later, they begin affairs with each other’s sons. In the novel on which the film is based, Doris Lessing’s The Grandmothers, the shift from viewing Roz and Lil as second mothers to romantic partners is shown as causing emotional distress for Ian and Tom. The movie, though, leaves that out. The only downside of the relationships develops as the men get older and either cheat on their wives (in Tom’s case) or carelessly ruin relationships by revealing their secret (in Ian’s case). Adore also cleanly skirts the issue of statutory rape, as the older women’s relationships with each other’s sons begins when the boys are precisely 18 (though they are 17 in the novel).
So, while The Lifeguard, Adore, and A Teacher represent relationships between older women and younger men in a variety of ways, none of them show the women to be predatory, sex-craved, or unsympathetic. The novel Tampa, however, thoroughly succeeds in depicting a predatory and immoral woman—though it succeeds at little else. By her own admission, Nutting’s goal in writing Tampa was to show a completely different breed of woman who has sex with underage boys—not someone looking for love, not someone insecure, and not someone who simply had a lapse of judgment. But Tampa's main character is so inhuman and monstrous—probably actually a sociopath—that it’s impossible to think of her as a real person. Rather than make the possibility of a predatory woman more believable, and as common-seeming as a predatory man, Nutting has actually crafted a character so monstrous as to be unrecognizable. Though the project was a worthwhile corrective, the end result reads more like a horror story than eye-opening social commentary.
The takeaway: While society seems to have acknowledged that females can be the perpetrators of sex crimes, women are far off from being judged as harshly as men.
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here's the sexual assault she's referring to:
VIDEO evidence of CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT available upon request
we'll let the evidence speak for itself:
Edit: Also please note our opponents appraisal of her own intelligence: "After putting on a show like I did, I would not oppose the act of forcible sex, either. It's nothing to me. Sex and affection are utilities to me. My high (150+) IQ is also a utility to me. On behalf of a legitimately nice girl like the "professional victim" or Jyoti Singh Pandey (the Indian gang rape victim who you denegrated in an earlier debate), it does feel vindicating to fuck your shit up, though."
Here's the original debate:
Here's a video to help [strike]victims[/strike] survivors cope with the sexual assault:
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But this is a special case. Something that has NEVER happened during any of our LIVE debates. An academic feminist, realizing she had lost the debate, decided to SEXUALLY ASSAULT US! We gave her REPEATED WARNINGS TO STOP! We made her fully aware of the consequences of her actions before exposing her identity as you'll see in the middle of the debate. Each time we warned her to STOP SEXUALLY ASSAULTING US, otherwise we would start recording the evidence to expose her disrespectful and criminal behavior.
As you'll see for yourself, she completely disregarded our warnings and proceeded ahead with her sexual assault.
Although many members of the audience (along with myself) had to seek immediate psychiatric care after the incident, thankfully none of them decided to press charges against her!
We would like to take this opportunity to warn our future debating opponents that although we will faithfully protect your identity during a debate, we do NOT tolerate sexual assault! And we will out such disrespectful and criminal activity to preserve the integrity of these educational debates.
Mary P Koss's dangerous man-hating feminist views are part of the reason why women get away with raping children:
“An estimated 92.4% of all youth who reported staff sexual misconduct said they were victimized by female facility staff.”
“Among the estimated 1,390 youth who reported victimization by staff, 89.1% were males reporting sexual activity with female staff and 3.0% were males reporting sexual activity with both male and female staff. In comparison, males comprised 91% of adjudicated youth in the survey and female staff accounted for 44% of staff in the sampled facilities.”
Female Guards Are Frequently Abusing Young Males In Juvenile Detention
JUL. 3, 2013
The older authority figure wins the trust of the young target by cultivating a false friendship, having heart-to-heart conversations, giving gifts, offering protection.
And then the sex ensues, sometimes forced, sometimes seemingly consensual.
It is a classic predatory tactic known as “grooming,” and no one familiar with it could have been terribly surprised when a new report from the U.S. Department of Justice declared that young people in the country’s juvenile detention facilities are being victimized in just this way. The youngsters in custody are often deeply troubled, lacking parents, looking for allies. And the people in charge of the facilities wield great power over the day-to-day lives of their charges.
What was a genuine shock to many was the finding that in the vast majority of instances, it was female staff members who were targeting and exploiting the male teens in their custody.
The phenomenon -- a particularly unexamined corner of the nation’s long-troubled juvenile justice system – presents an array of challenges for those concerned about better protecting young people in custody: encouraging male teens to understand such sex is, in fact, a crime, that it is never really consensual, and that its long term effects can be seriously harmful; requiring corrections officials to stop blaming the young boys and meaningfully punish the female staffers; and establishing standards of conduct meant to end the abuse.
“Many corrections leaders continue to minimize this abuse, arguing that it’s the kids who are manipulating the staff, that these boys are asking for it,” said Lovisa Stannow, executive director of the California-based nonprofit Just Detention International, which advocates for the elimination of prison rape. “That’s simply not good enough.”
The Justice Department first discovered the startling form of abuse in 2010, when it surveyed more than 9,000 youngsters living in juvenile halls and group homes. More than 10 percent of the respondents said they’d been sexually abused by staff and 92 percent said their abuser was female.
In the last three years, the numbers haven’t changed much.
The Justice Department released its second report last month, and this time researchers surveyed more than 8,700 juveniles housed in 326 facilities across the country. In all, the facilities house more than 18,000 juveniles, representing about one quarter of the nation’s total number of youngsters living in detention centers.
Drawing on their sample, Justice Department researchers estimate that 1,390 juveniles in the facilities they examined have experienced sex abuse at the hands of the staff supervising them, a rate of nearly 8 percent. Twenty percent who said they were victimized by staff said it happened on more than 10 occasions. Nine out of 10 victims were males abused by female staff.
Nearly two-thirds of the abused youngsters said that the officials lured them into sexual relationships by giving them special treatment, treating them like a favorite, giving gifts and pictures.
Twenty-one percent said staff gave them drugs or alcohol in exchange for sex.
Stannow said that the rate of abuse perpetrated by female guards on male victims is the result of a “dangerous combination” of cultural and institutional problems, not the least of which is the fact that women forcing males into sex does not comport with society’s conventional definition of rape.
“When you have an extreme power differential and absolute unchecked power, bad things start happening,” Stannow said. “When you combine this with a culture where sex abuse by females on males isn’t taken seriously, then you have the perfect set-up for women with all this power to get away with it.”
Stannow and others say that the young male victims themselves may not even consider their relationships with women to constitute sex abuse. They might consider it consensual because they didn’t actively fight off their abusers.
“The biggest concern for me is what this means they’re not getting inside detention, which is a positive relationship with adults and with authority figures. They’ve not learned what those positive relationships should be like, and, for many, they’ve never had them in their life,” said Michele Deitch, an attorney and senior lecturer at the University of Texas’s School of Public Affairs in Austin.
“These boys aren’t getting the kinds of treatment and programming that are supposed to make them more productive citizens and healthier youth,” said Deitch, who focuses on improving safety conditions in prisons and juvenile detention centers. “Many have experienced trauma their entire lives and now this is just more trauma for them to deal with.”
Reggie Wilkinson, the former director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, said that consensual sex between a corrections officer and an inmate is impossible given the power imbalance between the two.
“There’s no such thing as consensual sex when you are supervising someone,” Wilkinson said.
Lesley Ann Sharp, English Teacher, Faces Sex And Child Porn Charges Over Alleged Contact With Student
An English teacher at a Dallas high school is accused of inappropriate contact with a student after the boy's mother reportedly caught her with her son in a swimming pool at the apartment complex where they live, according to CBS Dallas.
Lesley Ann Sharp faces charges of improper relationship between educator and student, possession or promotion of child pornography, tampering with physical evidence and perjury, according to the Dallas Morning News. The 24-year-old teacher is accused of accused of having sex with the 17-year-old more than 25 times, in locations such as her car, her apartment and even "in his apartment while the student’s parents were not home."
The child pornography charges stem from explicit photos that Sharp allegedly exchanged with the boy via text message, according to police. Police allege that Sharp and the student, a freshman at Hillcrest High School, “exchanged 116 telephone calls, 173 multi-media messages and 15,371 text messages” between May and July of this year.
Sharp allegedly tried to delete information that she had synced from her iPhone to her school-issued laptop before handing the computer over to investigators. Police also claim Sharp told the victim to delete photos and messages after she learned of the investigation.
Comedian Paula Poundstone Arrested For Lewd Acts On A Child
June 28, 2001
Comedian Paula Poundstone was arrested Wednesday and charged with multiple counts of lewd conduct upon a child and child endangerment, California authorities said.
Poundstone, 41, was charged with three counts of committing a lewd and lascivious act on a girl under the age of 14 on May 19 and June 6, said Santa Monica District Attormey Gina Satriano. The comedian was also charged with child endangerment for an incident involving two other girls and two boys, also on June 6.
Santa Monica police Lt. Frank Fabrega refused to say how Poundstone knew the children involved in her arrest. Poundstone's arrest, he said, came after a "long investigation."
Woman accused of holding men hostage for sex
Woman arrested twice for locking up roommate
Aug 16 2013
A Wausau woman is accused of holding two men hostage in her home to use them for sex, according to sheriff’s officials.
Police said they were called to the Marathon County home of Terry Boyd, 52, after people heard a man screaming for help. Boyd was arrested on Monday.
Boyd’s roommate told police he and another man had been locked in a room and were told they couldn’t leave until one of them had sex with her. Boyd called a hospital saying police had beaten her up, but she was arrested at the hospital after fighting with medical personnel, according to a newspaper report. Police said Boyd was released from jail and once again barricaded her roommate, resulting in a second arrest.
Teacher allegedly had sex with underage students in classroom, offered it as a ‘prize’
Aug. 17, 2013
A special education teacher at a high school in southern California has been charged with 16 sex-related felony crimes, the Riverside County District’s Attorney’s Office said in a press release earlier this week.
Summer Michelle Hansen, 31, is accused of having “unlawful sexual intercourse” and “unlawful oral copulation” with five underage boys. According to the District Attorney’s office, some of the crimes even took place on the Centennial High School campus. “The crimes are alleged to have taken place from May 2012 through May 2013, and took place in her classroom, in a utility room at the school, in her vehicle while parked near one victim’s home, and at another victim’s home,” said the press release. It added that “none of victims were her students” but the boys “were all students at Centennial High and all five were under the age of 18 years old when the crimes happened.”
One court document reportedly says Hansen offered sex to a student at the school as a “prize” for doing well in a baseball game.
Kalee Warnick, New Jersey English Teacher, Had Sexual Relationship With 15-Year-Old Student
A New Jersey English teacher has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student.
Kalee Warnick, 22, a teacher at Wall High School, was charged last Tuesday with third-degree aggravated criminal sexual assault and having a sexual relationship with a minor after the July 14 complaint, according to Patch. She reportedly had inappropriate contact with a male student. Further details on the alleged relationship weren't immediately released.
Warnick, a first-year English teacher who graduated from the same high school in 2008, is expected to plead not guilty, according to the New York Daily News.
Wall Township Board of Education President Eva Applegate told the Asbury Park Press that she was aware of the charges, but wouldn't comment on them.
"The board will be discussing the employee’s contract renewal in a closed session next week," Applegate told the newspaper.
Warnick was released from jail after posting $50,000 bail. She is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 6.
A Facebook group called "Kalee Warnick is innocent until proven guilty" was created Friday in support of the teacher. By press time this morning, it had 270 members.
"Kalee is innocent until proven guilty. She has been accused and charged with crimes that do not describe her character," the page reads.
Courtney Jarrell, Utah Teacher, Accused In Rape Of Female High School Student
A former math teacher and girls' basketball coach at a Utah high school has been arrested on charges of raping a 17-year-old female student.
Courtney Jarrell, 22, resigned from Riverton High School on Friday after being charged with two felonies, object rape and forcible sexual abuse.
According to charging documents obtained by the Deseret News, Jarrell had "illegal sexual activity" with the student at her home between February and March of this year.
Students at the high school told NBC affiliate KSL that they were shocked by the allegations, since Jarrell, who taught math at Riverton for eight months, was well liked. It was her first teaching job.
"Everybody loved her," Kathryn Orchard, a student at the school, told the station. "My parents, even, were way shocked because my parents loved her, too. They thought she was a great teacher."
Sandy Riesgraf, a spokeswoman for the school district, told KSL that Jarrell had been placed on administrative leave last month after allegations surfaced.
According to Fox Salt Lake City, Jarrell was an honors student and played softball for Utah Valley University. Parents told the station that the sophomore girls basketball team Jarrett coached had just won a championship.
Jarrell's attorney indicated she would enter a not guilty plea for all charges. A court date has been set for May 16. According to CBS News, Jarrell could face five years to life in prison if convicted.
The Supreme Court affirmed the conviction of Michelle Taylor, a Jackpot woman convicted of lewdness with a minor.
The case went to the Supreme Court in mid-October, at which time Taylor’s defense argued a life sentence for “asking a boy to have sex with her” was “cruel and unusual punishment.” Prosecutor Chad Thompson argued the statute calls for a 10-year minimum with a possible life sentence with the possibility of parole. Thompson, in his argument to the justices, said there was skin-to-skin contact between the boy’s hand and Taylor’s breast. He also said Taylor tried to remove the boy’s clothing and demanded he have sex with her, rather than requested it. Taylor’s defense had sought a review of the evidence in the case; not a re-trial or review of sentencing. However, the viability of the evidence would have had an impact on the trial’s outcome. According to court records, Taylor was arrested for lewdness in February 2008 after the 13-year-old boy’s mother told sheriff’s deputies that Taylor had tried to have sex with her son.
So in other words, contrary to the original story, it wasn't a life sentence for her 'just making him touch her breasts'; it was an outright case of attempted child rape - which as of this appeal, Ms Taylor was still unrepentant for.
Kimberly Kiernan, Florida 'Party Mom,' Locked Son In Room To Get Drunk With 26 Minors
Police trying to bust up an underage drinking party say they got more than they bargained for when they ran into an intoxicated mom, rowdy teens and a barricaded condo door.
Mixed among the scattered beer and liquor bottles across the floor, police said they found a girl, 16, choking on her vomit in a restroom. She was treated at St. Mary's Hospital.
It all happened as the 7-year-old son of the listed condo owner, Kimberly Clark Kiernan, 39, of Palm Beach Shores, was locked in a room during a Monday night party with 26 minors, according to a Palm Beach Shores Police Department arrest report.
Finding the mom so intoxicated that she urinated on herself, police called the Department of Children & Families Emergency Hotline after kicking in a door to free the child, according to the report.
Kiernan could not be reached for comment despite a phone call on Friday. But in an interview with news partner WPEC-Ch.12, she denied the charges and answered "I don't drink" when asked if police had it wrong.
She adds that she plans to fight the charges, according to CBS 12.
Palm Beach Shores Police Lt. Steve Langevin said he was surprised at Kiernan's behavior
"When you have alcohol and kids, nothing good comes from it," he said. "They're looking for adults to make decisions and it's unfortunate that a woman would bring that many kids to her home. The adults are supposed to take care of the kids."
At 10:43 p.m. Monday, neighbors at the building in the 100 block of Lake Drive reported a possible fight with a large group outside.
Two officers arrived to find a neighbor who told them a child lives in the apartment hosting the party. An officer looked up to see Kiernan on a balcony with several young men throwing bottles into a cardboard box. After asking the group to stop and come down, the group headed inside and closed the doors and blinds, according to the report.
Two officers headed up to the apartment with the building manager, who told them he had problems with Kiernan throwing parties and disturbing other residents.
An officer knocked on Kiernan's door and told the partiers the officer needed to check on the child inside. That's when an officer said the people inside the apartment told the police that they were breaking the law, were being taped and that they needed to leave.
After talking through the door for about 20 minutes, Kiernan walked out, according to the report.
Officers said Kiernan got angry when they asked about the child. Police said "she was immediately jerked backward when unknown male individuals hiding behind the door pulled her into the hallway and slammed the door shut."
Police said someone inside the door barricaded the door so forcefully that it cracked and bowed outward.
As one of the officers headed downstairs to call for backup, the other officer waited near the door where he said people inside began making threats and said they were going to "stand their ground against the police with force if police attempted to enter," an officer wrote in the report.
When two Riviera Beach police sergeants, a canine officer, and five patrol officers arrived, the police headed back to the apartment only to see a list of demands for police slide under the door.
It's unclear what the demands were.
After more talking, the officers managed to yank open the door when several teens came sprinting out. Police rounded up 26 minors mostly between 14 and 17, according to the report. Officers found Kiernan hiding under a pile of clothes.
Before sending them home to their parents, police said at least five of the teens told them they played the same games with Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies near Jupiter at another party. The minors were "blatantly disrespectful" after being told how dangerous these games are, according to the report.
Kiernan was booked into Palm Beach County Jail on Tuesday and released on $8,000 bail Wednesday. She faces charges of making a false report, resisting an officer, cruelty toward a child and 26 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
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