I found this post discussing the case of a 25-year-old woman who had sex with a 14-year-old boy. The blogger discusses the attitudes people apply when teens have sex with an older person. People often react as if there is no problem when the teen is male, and even act as if it’s a positive thing. I agree with him on this point; I don’t understand why we don’t take sexual abuse of boys seriously.
But the blogger’s explanation for the case in question was astounding:
Did this crime always exist, or is it yet another byproduct of feminism’s assault on established female values? If it feels good do it. It’s my body. Who are you to make rules for me? If it’s love, what can be wrong with it? The application of these values gets very, very messy.
So now feminism is responsible for the sexual abuse of teenagers. Get a grip on reality, please. If you’re going to be a misogynist, at least have the guts to speak plainly. “Established female values” means “women behaving the way men want”. He equates the concept of control over one’s own body to being able to do what one wants to someone else. The logic in this is laughable, but the underlying sentiment is appalling. Those uppity women want control over their bodies. Give it to them, and they’ll be forcing themselves on men in no time. In short, women’t autonomy destroys society.
If I thought it would do any good, I’d implore him to do some basic research in feminism. The application of feminist values is very, very easy. How much more straightforward can you get than embracing the idea that a woman is a person, and she has the right to determine what happens to her body.