Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Strange But True

Originally Published: November 16, 2005
In looking at the headlines, it seems that the news has produced for the country two news stories that can only be classified as “Strange, but True.”

We begin in Georgia, where a 37 seven year old woman marries a 15 year old boy. That’s right, 37 and 15. To make matters even more interesting, this woman is pregnant with the boy’s child. If this doesn’t start the gears in the head moving, here are a few little tidbits for you to think about. The boy lives with his grandmother. From what I can figure out, it seems like the boy was looking for a mother like figure. His choice was his best friend’s mom. Well, it seems someone’s Oedipus Complex went a little too far then. The grandmother discovers what was happening when she stumbles on the love letters written by the woman to the boy. In addition to the letters, she find EXPLICIT photographs of the woman in the boy’s room! Hmm…Jerry Springer couldn’t have scripted this story any better even if he tried.

However, we do have a rival story to make you wonder. In Colorado, a 41 year old mother has been sentenced to thirty years in prison for having sex parties in her house for at least a year. It would seem that from 2003-2004 the woman gave a weekly party at her house for underage boys. With these parties, she provided both drugs and alcohol to the students. In her mind, she was being the “cool mom” and wanted to be popular since she wasn’t popular in high school. Apparently there were eight boys who were at her parties, and five them engaged in sexual activities…WITH HER! It would seem this woman did not think too far ahead by realizing that being popular with teenage boys ENDS after you get out of college.

Fact of the Matter

The fact of the matter is this, what the bloody hell is wrong with people. Did it ever dawn on these women that engaging in sexual activities with a minor is a bad idea? Did anyone not learn the lesson from the teacher on the west coast who got pregnant from one of her students? You got to wonder if these women were living under a rock at the time all of this was going on.
It is said by some that women tend to be smarter than men. I got to wonder though, if these are some representatives of the fairer sex, are they really as smart as they claim? I’ll pause for the laugh ever guy is having right now and the scoffs every woman is having. Now that that is done, let me continue.

It would seem that today’s society has an issue with responsibility. For some reason, no one ever wants to take responsibility for their actions. Look at these two women. If they were the responsible adults they were supposed to be, they would have known right away not to get involved with a person is better than twenty years their junior. Now, I am aware that there are some men who do that. Is it right? Not when it is plainly clear that the younger party is below legal age. If both parties are above legal age, then it is really something they have to deal with.
The sad part of all of this is as follows: the fact that our society has seemingly made it appear that it is cool for an older person to go after a younger person is what could have started the whole thing. We have heard how one of the latest crazes is how older women go after younger guys. The most notable case is Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore.

My friends, we need to consider this fact. How desperate are you, or maybe how shallow are you, when you need to go finding a person who is young enough to be your own child as a mate? As a society, we can not tolerate something like this. Thankfully, justice is prevailing, but the fact that people in the mainstream are able to flaunt their romances about for all to see will only encourage others to try the same thing and who knows where it all will end.

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