Most of us can still remember when the idea that homosexuality would one day be considered normal sexual behavior would have been met with distaste and derision. Today we still feel that way about pedophilia. But not for long, for the moonbat masterminds who rule us are hard at work reforming our allegedly bigoted taboos. The liberal establishment’s Washington Post provides a massive megaphone for Betsy Karasik to editorialize on the case of former Montana high school teacher Stacey Dean Rambold:
As protesters decry the leniency of Rambold’s sentence — he will spend 30 days in prison after pleading guilty to raping 14-year-old Cherice Morales, who committed suicide at age 16 — I find myself troubled for the opposite reason. I don’t believe that all sexual conduct between underage students and teachers should necessarily be classified as rape, and I believe that absent extenuating circumstances, consensual sexual activity between teachers and students should not be criminalized.
As with homosexuality, if liberals say it is, then teachers copulating with their 14-year-old students is normal.
I’ve been a 14-year-old girl, and so have all of my female friends. When it comes to having sex on the brain, teenage boys got nothin’ on us. When I was growing up in the 1960s and ’70s, the sexual boundaries between teachers and students were much fuzzier. Throughout high school, college and law school, I knew students who had sexual relations with teachers. To the best of my knowledge, these situations were all consensual in every honest meaning of the word, even if society would like to embrace the fantasy that a high school student can’t consent to sex. Although some feelings probably got bruised, no one I knew was horribly damaged and certainly no one died.
Then there is the “everybody does it” defense, perfected by our pointy-headed intellectual betters during the days of Bill Clinton’s appalling excesses:
If religious leaders and heads of state can’t keep their pants on, with all they have to lose, why does society expect that members of other professions can be coerced into meeting this standard?
Not that Karasicko is willing to drop her selective moral outrage against sexual exploiters…
I was fired from a waitressing job in Boston in 1979, during my first year of law school, after I refused to sit in the manager’s lap like the other girls. I would have much rather seen that sleazebag dragged through the legal system than certain teachers I considered friends despite their sexual relations with students that today would land them in jail.
This takes the Doctrine of Equivalence to a new extreme of depravity. Some boor asking a waitress to sit on his lap is not merely the equivalent of a rapist violating a child who has been entrusted to his care; it is actually much worse.
Yet again we see that progressives are — by definition — morally insane.
But they are in charge, so get ready to be righteously denounced as a pedophobe if you don’t get with the program.
On a tip from Anne.