Gender Double Standard

I’m horrified by a story I just came across involving three 13 year old girls attacking an 11 year old boy. The three girls filmed the assault and posted it online so as to further traumatize the victim. Personally, I have not and will not watch the video but thanks to http://jonathanturley.org/ (whose outstanding site I’m happy to have found) I’ve read as much as I want to know.

It seems these three adorable young lasses decided to tackle an 11 year old boy while he was talking with friends on the way home from school. Once they had him on the ground, the girls proceeded to strip the boy naked while mocking and taunting their victim. The girls can reportedly be heard laughing in the video as the boy struggles to free himself. In a decision that I as a parent can’t quite wrap my head around, the mother of the victim has decided not to press charges on the attackers stating that she wants the girls’ parents to administer punishment.

I’m sorry, but as “high road” as this mother’s decision may seem this is the wrong course of action for everyone involved. The full story found at the bottom of this post reports that the victim’s mother only became aware of the attack on her son after the victim’s older brother came home from school and told her that his friends had seen the video online. Clearly this poor child was too ashamed to even tell anyone in his family what had been done to him. I imagine the attack has been just about the only thing this child has thought about since it happened. First the attack consumed all of his thoughts due to the fear and sense of violation he surely feels. Then he had to deal with the trauma of all of his peers being virtual witnesses to the attack. Now he’s seeing the crime that was committed against him being swept under the rug, effectively showing him that it doesn’t matter, that he doesn’t matter. This is not going to benefit the victim in the slightest. Not to mention the fact that the three girls clearly have issues that their parents are not addressing. Or perhaps the parents are in fact the issue. Regardless, trusting these animals and the imbeciles who’ve raised them to do the right thing in this situation helps no one.

This young boy has been severely damaged. In my opinion, this child has been raped. These girls didn’t attempt to beat up their victim. They weren’t happy with simply embarrassing him in front of his friends. These little princesses stripped their victim naked in an attempt to demasculinize him. This is a sexual crime and as such local authorities should be taking matters into their own hands. The fact that they’re not is an outrage. This young boy has not been magically cured of the fear, the trauma and the sense of violation simply due to the whole thing being found out. On the contrary, with virtually nothing being done to the attackers the more press this gets the harder it will be on the victim. Unfortunately, with or without the press coverage when this little boy is alone inside his head his self-confidence, self-esteem and sense of security in the world are all gone. This child will require intensive counseling in order to recover and personally, I don’t believe an individual ever fully recovers from something like this. He’ll never be the person he was prior to the attack.

I’ll be watching this one closely as I fully expect authorities to be pressured into doing the right thing in this case. I assure you had the victim been an 11 year old girl and the assailants been three 13 year old boys the victim’s parents would likely not even have been consulted before the boys were arrested.

You can read the full story here however, if like me you don’t care to watch the video make sure you stop the player as it will auto-start.

http://www.winknews.com/Local-Florida/2011-06-01/Online-video-shows-Fort-Myers-boy-being-bullied#ixzz1OMnzPHlS

Roadmap to Genocide

 

Hey Israel, check out my new "energy source".

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the man who has repeatedly called for and vowed to wipe Israel off the earth, will apparently have the means by which to do so within a couple of months.

RAND Corporation researcher Gregory S. Jones reported this week that at Iran’s current uranium enrichment rate they could have enough material for a bomb within eight weeks. He further reported that nothing short of military occupation could stop Iran from creating a nuclear bomb.

Jones states that the US and Israeli attempts to keep Iran out of the nuke club have failed and that we now need to consider how to move forward with a nuclear armed Iran. I certainly hope there are some Seal Team 6 type operations  in the works as we speak because I really don’t think the US and Israel have a say in how things will proceed with Iran in possession of nuclear weapons. Read the full story here: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4078778,00.html

With Iran’s development of nuclear weapons the Middle East and Israel in particular face of whole new range of challenges. Ahmadinejad’s aspirations for the destruction of Israel are well documented. The entire world has been witness to this madman’s anti-Semitic ravings. So I guess at this point we simply sit back and wait and see if this psychopath makes good on his threats. A terrorist friendly regime such as the one currently in power in Iran armed with nuclear weapons poses the greatest threat to Israel since the Holocaust. I can’t for a moment believe that Benjamin Netanyahu and the Mossad don’t have a contingency plan designed to prevent Iran from producing a bomb at this late stage in the game. However, I have far less faith in president Obama doing anything to intervene. He has shown nothing but weakness toward Iran since he took office which is one of the reasons we find ourselves in this present situation.

It looks like despite Netanyahu’s public scolding of Obama after twice being disrespected by our arrogant amateur president, Obama will in fact have the last laugh when his inaction and lack of effective policy towards Iran’s nuclear aspirations result in Israel’s destruction.

Democrats Plan Summer Long Weiner Roast

 

America is invited to diversionary roast.

The past few days of watching “Weiner Gate” unfold has been like watching evolution in action. Whatever your opinions of Congressman Weiner’s guilt or innocence, the speed with which this entire event has transpired and especially with which the truth has been revealed has been stunning. Honestly, I expected the controversy over this issue would continue for weeks as the press strives to report anything that diverts attention from the dismal state of Obama’s economy. I suppose Congressman Weiner himself set some limits on how long his charade could go on when he started claiming he had been hacked. No doubt his admission was discouraging to many who had already planned on milking “riveting” material from this story for the next two months. Fear not reality deflectors, Nancy Pelosi promises to deliver.

In an uncharacteristically ethically conscious move, Pelosi and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman Steve Israel have called for an Ethics Committee probe to determine if any official resources were used or if Weiner has violated any other House Ethics rules. See the full story here:  http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/56365.html

It was only a day ago on this million mph ride that top Democrats were stating that this entire issue was one between Weiner and his wife, effectively brushing off Weiner’s claims that a crime had been committed in that he had been hacked. But in a political move that likely surprised even some Democrats, Nancy Pelosi calls for an ethics investigation that we’ll all have the joy of being beaten to death with in the news for the next few months. Nans is no amateur. She knows as well as anyone that public focus needs to be shifted away from the economy and the current administration’s failures in order to give Democrats a chance in 2012. What better diversion than one that actually shines a positive, ethical light on a party with little in the positive column? This is classic Pelosi shrewd politicizing with a new, rational appearance.

I don’t buy into the claims that Pelosi has been “pressured” into calling for an investigation into Weiner’s actions. The fact is, not a single Democrat representative has called for Weiner to step down. This investigation is purely tactical in that it will create a distraction from the economy as well as serve as a feather in the cap of many Democrats in desperate need of anything to tout about going into the next election.

Headline hounds, your summer politics have been planned for you. It promises to be the longest Weiner roast in American history.