I think I deserve an award for “Upstanding Man of the Year.” Perhaps the decade. You see, I spent a little over a year working in a restaurant attached to the local mall and served countless teenage girls who were dressed in the revealing and skintight styles of today’s fashion. After leaving that job, I moved on to a restaurant attached to a major hospital, and find that I am serving many visitors from the same age range dressed in the same styles. I also work with a few members of the under-eighteen crowd who, when I see them outside of work, also seem to wear the same styles. Now while I am indeed old enough to be their fathers, I look quite young for my age, have long hair, and am mildly attractive.
And yet I have not fucked any of them.
How can this be? Do I have some sooper sekrit willpower trick other men are lacking? Am I a eunuch? Chemically castrated? Do I wear a cock cage with a lost key?
Of course not. The simple fact is, get ready for it, I do not have sex with underage women! I have no interest in dating, or a sexual relationship, with a women 20 years my junior. It doesn’t matter if she is “mature for her age” or if she is “13 going on 30,” or if she has the body of a 23 year old, I simply fail to understand how I could have any sort of intimate connection with someone who has been alive for fewer years than I have been out of high school. Don’t get me wrong here. Age, to an extent, is just a number. I would be more than happy to date someone significantly younger than me, or older; but they have to at the minimum be an actual adult with a smattering of real world experience. While I understand why men are attracted to “barely legal” women in a culture that sexualizes the teenage female form, there is nothing a 14 year old girl could do that didn’t involve a bottle of chloroform, a length of rope, and a bottle of Viagra to get me to have sex with them.
Which apparently makes me a prince amongst men. Well, at least in the eyes of one Montanan judge:
A Montana judge has come under fire after handing down a 30-day sentence to a former high school teacher convicted of raping a 14-year-old student and for making statements in court that the victim was “older than her chronological age” and “as much in control of the situation” as her teacher.
Doesn’t being a judge bring the assumption that one has decent judgement? “As much in control” as her teacher was? Seriously? Let’s see what this “older than her chronological age” young lady has to say. Maybe this had no affect on her, perhaps it was even a positive experience.
the girl committed suicide in 2010, just shy of her 17th birthday, as the criminal case was pending.
Oh. Jesus. Fuck.
The uproar began Monday when Baugh sentenced Stacey Dean Rambold, 54, to 15 years in prison on one count of sexual intercourse without consent, but then suspended all but 31 days and gave him credit for one day served. Prosecutors had asked for 20 years in prison, with 10 years suspended.
Baugh said that after reviewing statements made by the girl before her death, he concluded that she was a troubled youth. He then made the controversial remarks, including that he thought the girl had been “as much in control of the situation” as Rambold. The girl’s mother, Auliea Hanlon, was in the courtroom and screamed at the judge before storming out, according to the Associated Press.
“She was a troubled youth.” Do ya think? I’m just spitballing here, but is there anyway that the sexually predatory rapist teacher knew she was a troubled youth and figured he could use that to his advantage in his quest for 14 year old pussy? Of course not, because she was “as much in control of the situation” as the rapist scumbag predator. Is it any wonder that the girl’s mother screamed at the judge before storming out? And am I the only one surprised that this judicial asshat didn’t hold her in contempt?
On Wednesday, Baugh apologized in a letter to the Billings Gazette newspaper, conceding his words were “demeaning of all women.” He also said that while a 14-year-old “obviously” cannot consent, “I think that people have in mind that this was some violent, forcible, horrible rape.… It was horrible enough as it is just given her age, but it wasn’t this forcible beat-up rape.”
Did he just play that fucking legitimate rape card? Fuck you with a splintery post, your honor. He was her teacher. He was an authority figure in her life. It doesn’t matter if he smacked her around; not all rape is “knife to your throat” violent sex. Sex without consent is rape. She was not old enough to legally give consent. Therefore, rape. And Jesus on a pogo stick, he was her teacher! Teachers are not supposed to have sex with their students whether there is consent or not. Fuck you.
“I don’t believe in justice anymore,” Hanlon said in a statement. “She wasn’t even old enough to get a driver’s license.”
I stopped believing in justice a long time ago, but your daughters case still took me off guard.
There is a chance thankfully that this rapist scum will get, if not what he deserves, at least a stiffer prison sentence, thanks to the public outcry over the case:
The Montana high school teacher sentenced to 30 days in prison for raping a 14-year-old girl will face a new sentencing hearing after state District Judge G. Todd Baugh announced that he may have misread state law and handed down an “illegal sentence.”
Baugh originally sentenced former Billings Senior High School teacher and convicted rapist Stacey Dean Rambold to 15 years in prison, but suspended all but 31 days of the sentence and gave Rambold credit for one day previously served. After public outcry over the lenient sentence and outrage over Baugh’s statement that the 14-year-old victim was “as much in control of the situation” as Rambold, county attorneys reviewed state law and said that the mandatory minimum in such a case is actually two years, not 30 days.
“The state will review the issue and we will be prepared to be in court on Friday,” Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito told the Billings Gazette in response to Baugh’s order.
Salon has an interesting piece on the six ways we talk about a teenage girl’s age and how it can affect the girls and our perceptions. If you have a few minutes, give it a read.