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Demonizing men for fun and profit

May 8, 2011

At the root of our current rash of state-backed sex panics is a unnecessary fear of hetero male sexuality and a desire to make it into something shameful, all to acquire fame and fortune.

Such is the conclusion to be reached from a journalist’s investigation into our supposed epidemic of sex-trafficking that conveniently poses the issue as if only women should be highlighted as the victims of child prostitution (which implies that there’s lots of perverted grown hetero men to act as the johns, of course). Beyond the unsound methodology, back-and-forth on whether the numbers are estimates or exact, and the ease with which the media and government so eagerly bought into the whole scam, there can be no doubt that this is meant to scare more and more people into pedophile hysteria. Do note here that there is little to no concern that there could be any same-sex acts of sex slavery or female-on-male sex slavery, but plenty of not quite explicitly claimed male-on-female sex slavery. Lest there be any doubt that hetero men are the primary targets of these scares, be advised that there is a “Real Men Don’t Buy Girls” ad campaign and not some gender-neutral “Real Adults Don’t Molest Children” ad campaign.
There’s plenty more where this stuff comes from… it just amazes me sometimes that money can be wasted on such things as it it were nothing and that there are people who practically pat themselves on the back over it.  Shouldn’t the fact that there are a vast majority of men who are attracted to women of legal age and would like to treat them with respect (even though they may not say it because Real Men Don’t Do Sappy Sentiments) compared to the actual small number of child molesters warm their hearts?

Such is the conclusion to be reached from recent acts of incarcerating men for possessing photos that supposedly constitute “child porn”. It doesn’t matter if the person in the photo is 2D or 3D, legal or not-legal-but-appears-to-be, or clothed or nude. What matters is if a man possesses the image and if the image is of a woman, or so I will continue to believe until I see numerical evidence and media focus indicating otherwise. Then again, most of what I’ve come across so far are cases where men possessing images of petite to average-sized females end up arrested. Sad bastard that I am, I think I’ll be a bit happier inside if it just so happens that there be cases where men get arrested over photos of females in the chubby to warpig size range (given the fact that there’s talk of an obesity epidemic (and men into some BBW) going on, it can’t be that hard to find an overweight girl). I would hope that maybe some women would also get arrested for photos of men of questionable age, but I’m sure they’ll throw in a few just to try and throw us off.
Seeing that convicted violent offenders can get significantly more lenient treatment from courts compared to those convicted of child porn, I almost wondered what the point of that could possibly be. Then it hit me…in our sick culture that easily reduces men to sexually threatening brutes, there are huge incentives in constantly putting violent people out in the open (and waiting for them to victimize more men as a result), thereby making it easier to sell the idea of streets full of violent men ready to do harm to women and children, thus justifying more money being spent on ridiculous laws and rationales for those laws.  You don’t even need to go as far as dragging in violence in pop culture!

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  1. Mucius Scaevola permalink
    May 15, 2011 8:27 am

    there are huge incentives in constantly putting violent people out in the open (and waiting for them to victimize more men as a result), thereby making it easier to sell the idea of streets full of violent men ready to do harm to women and children”

    agree, lines of thought like this will eventually harm women and children more than help them. what about expanded definitions of rape? i might as well go out and be the best rapist i can be if in the end i can’t get out of that label! great article!

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