The currently en vogue trend of hypersexualizing children absolutely terrifies me.
It quite literally keeps me up at night.
"Even those charged with children’s protection have not regarded
premature sexual activity as a problem. Children’s homes have regularly
shrugged aside the fact that young girls in their care are too often ‘on
the game’ outside their walls. You’d hardly think that we have an age
"Dishing out contraceptives to children is deemed essential by all
governments. It’s obvious isn’t it (goes the thinking) that, well,
children will inevitably get up to stuff? And so society must accept
that they’ll be having sex at 12, 11, ten, whatever."
"All you can do is try to prevent bad outcomes that have an impact on
the rest of us. That means babies. So, of course, you dish out condoms
to young teenagers. Of course, you offer abortion services to children
as young as 11 without informing their parents. And, of course, you give
them sex education, telling even primary school children about oral sex
"So the idea that children having sex is always a form of child abuse
is dismissed. The only people who could possibly object are by
definition religious nuts and reactionaries, right?"
"Well, not so fast."