You can’t desire non-consensual sex can you? You can’t want to be raped? SO why does this fantasy fill our culture? From Nirvana, to Wuthering Heights, to Gone With The Wind, Lolita, to Sado Masochists, to the Daily Mail and The Feminists, battling it out for the rights to ‘rape’ discourse?
I have been involved in a discussion, of sorts, about a recent case which was reported in The Daily Mail, of two 12 year old girls being ‘gang raped’ by some young footballers in the UK.
It led me to make this observation:
People have been quoting that remark as a way of dismissing me as an ‘asshole’ who must have an agenda for my views on de-criminalising under age sex. (What do you think I want to do? Be 15 again and go back there to find out if my crush really was worried about breaking the law or in fact just didn’t want me after all? NO thanks).
And I have been thinking about ‘rape’ and desire. And being young. And wanting to be raped. And guess what?
I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE.