Deranged Mind

September 30, 2009

Acceptable Sexual Assault

Filed under: News,Society — The Deranged One @ 2:19 am

Yesterday, I wrote about Whoopi Goldberg and her misguided view of Roman Polanski’s rape of a 13 year old. A little bit ago, I was watching the news and learned that apparently there are a bunch of folks in Hollywood and France who find it more reprehensible that he was arrested than his admitted act. They’ve even begun a petition protesting his arrest.

I’ve always thought that certain members of the “entertainment” community were in their own little world, but I obviously underestimated them. Let’s think this one through. At the time, the victim was 13. Polanski was 44. He plied her with champagne, a quaalude performed some oral sex, intercourse and then anal intercourse. All the while, she was telling him to stop and take her home and was afraid. Sounds like rape to me.

Now, just for the sake of argument, suppose instead of a famous movie director, Polanksi was a music teacher. Instead of a music lesson, he gave the same 13 year old, alcohol and drugs and performed the same acts on him. He was arrested and pled guilty then fled the country before sentencing. Would the same celebrities be up in arms about his arrest? Or, if his arrest even popped up on the radar, would they denounce him as a pedophile and laud his arrest? I suspect there wouldn’t be one protest, although who knows, maybe in their twisted world it would still be okay.

The whole thing just leaves a bad taste in my mouth – how can anybody excuse the rape of a 13 year old?

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