Monday, February 21, 2005


Boy Love, Jordan and Gannon, and Blogroll

In the Commentary section of The Oregonian, Leonard Pitts, Jr. writes that Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau have set a date for the middle of April. Letourneau was the married 34-year-old woman, mother of four who had a sexual relationship with Fualaau, a 12-year-old. After 7 1/2 years in prison for child rape, they are getting married. Pitts wonders where is the outrage. If the 12-year-old had been a girl marrying her rapist, he argues, the screaming would have started long ago. Pitts says
Putting aside for a moment the predations of homosexual priests on altar boys, we are not conditioned to think of males as victims of sex ctrimes. Indeed, guys have a word for the man or boy who is preyed on by an attractive older woman: lucky
Every boy's fantasy right? Pitts again argues that "12-year-old boys are still largely unformed, still emotionally undeveloped, still in the process of becoming." Remember, when we see the books appear, when the networks do the movie of the week, this is not a love story. Remember, too, that an organization called NAMBLA (The North American Man/Boy Love Association) wants to educate society about the positive and beneficial nature of man/boy love. Let's get our outrage back!

Mover Mike

Yesterday, I posted on the difference in coverage in The Oregonian of Eason Jordan and Jeff Gannon. I asked the paper to do their job, the one we as subscribers pay them to do. I emailed the article to all members of the editorial board. (Their emails adresses are here.) I haven't had any response from the lot, but with their permission, I will let you know what they say. Before the last word on this subject is written, I would ask The Oregonian staff to read PowerLine's post Have They No Shame? No, Actually, They Don't. It's a point by point rebuttal to their editorial.

Mover Mike

Please welcome the following to my Blogroll

Mad Canuck - The rantings of a Canadian guy living the American dream in New York.

Precinct 333 - a teacher in Texas, writing yesterday about Ward Churchill and tenure

Pytheas Online - An examination of issues of civilization and conflict.

Regime Change Iran - All the new developments on Iran in excerpt form!

The Other Corner - written by Dan and Greg, check out their article on PEWSLAG

Musing Minds - Proud Members of the Pajamahadeen!

Mover Mike

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