It’s been a good day for those who get off on sado-masochistic sex and paedophilia. There are three stories in the papers in this regard.
We seem to have a veritable plague of stories about men who drug, manipulate or coerce women and children into sex. And they’re not even footballers. The sentences add insult to injury. 4 years for possessing child pornography and attempting to seduce a child for sex. A man convicted of kidnapping and raping a 5 and a 7 year old was sentenced to 15 years and 13 years consecutively. The excremental fiend who drugged and raped at least 13 women is yet to be sentenced.
This is horrific. Given the links between porn, religion, advertising and people’s attitudes to sex and others’ bodies, why are we not altering the images projected in our society? It’s not as if it should require a law to be passed. Surely anyone with a brain can recognise that it’s a bad thing for men to rape little children and therefore make some alterations in media and advertising to reduce the sexualisation of children. Are we really so screwed up as a community that multi-national conglomerates can continue to value profit over the welfare of human life? Oh, wait… forget I asked. That’s being really too idealistic, isn’t it. I mean, fancy expecting human adults to consider the welfare of children in any way, shape or form. That’s only a subject for media propaganda on the law & order platform during elections, isn’t it?
The very same media who bombard lounge dwelling viewers with hysterical over-reactions to say, cars breaking the 40k speed limit in school zones and children having access to the ‘nets quite happily screen advertisments of young teenage girls dancing provocatively in their underwear. Every night there are hundreds of ads for “girls gone wild” younger and younger women and girls revealing their bodies in video that can be downloaded onto a mobile phone…
For some reason there’s a complete failure to connect the images and attitudes people are exposed to overtly and subliminally with the continuing increase in abuse of women and children.
Consider these three articles as an example. The crimes and the way in which they are committed are reported in stomach churning detail. Even the paedophile’s threats to the little girl are reported shamelessly. The perpetrator is described as narcissistic and maladjusted, which is possibly as close as can be printed to “smegma snorkelling fucktard child rapist” without risking a law suit from said rapist.
Even where the men involved are specified as the agents of these crimes, even where the survivors reactions and their feelings are the main subject of the stories, the manner in which the crimes’ details are explained, at length, in detailed delight, reduces the women and children involved to mere actors in another Australian home grown porno. What a complete and utter disgrace.
Karen Hissane and Kate Hagan have made an effort in the first story to communicate to the reader the suffering of the women, perhaps to engage the sympathy of the readers for those who were drugged and raped by this no-hoper sick pile of dog-vomit man, yet the underlying implicit psychological threat remains in tact. Every woman who reads this is aware that any man can do this. To them. According to the article, possibly even without their knowledge. Any man reading this is aware that he could do this to any woman. The article even tells them what drug to use. The power imbalance in the patriarchy and the domination of the male over sex-caste females is reinforced yet again.
Perhaps this is why the judges’ condemnation of the perpetrators and their heinous activities rings so hollow? These men are singled out, tried and convicted for crimes that in a civilised society should be unthinkable, yet what’s really happening is the scapegoating of a few individuals for what is a society wide continual criminal abuse and enforcement of sex-caste brutality upon Australian women and children. These guys are really only the very few in the brown-shirt front line of the perpetuation of sex class society. They’re the ones who got caught.
Millions of other men are daily beating, raping and threatening women who are coerced into refraining from reporting the abuse or who are psychologically subjugated enough to internalise the violence and blame themselves for it.
These crimes are merely the tip of the iceberg of patriarchal abuse that weighs around the neck of every woman alive. The real crime is the continuing enforcement of the woman hating sado-state through every media outlet and social representation. Jesus tapdancing christ, it’s the 21st century, can we make any changes at all in the interests of the welfare of the planet and any humans on it?