Nation’s 10-Year-Old Boys: “If You See Someone Raping Us, Please Call The Police”

Jim Burroway

November 28th, 2011

That’s actually an Onion headline:

…”Many of you will no doubt be relieved to know the proper course of action is really quite simple: Just contact the police. Call 911, go to your local precinct, stop an officer on the street—the bottom line is, if you see one of us getting raped, notify the police, and do so as quickly as possible.”

“It doesn’t matter who the boy being raped is, and it doesn’t matter who is doing the raping, just please, please alert law enforcement,” Pearson added as the 10-year-old boys surrounding him nodded soberly. “And by the way, under no circumstances is it ever okay for an adult to rape a 10-year-old boy, so you really can’t go wrong by calling the police when something like that happens.”

Maybe it really does take satire to state the obvious.

Regan DuCasse

November 28th, 2011

Tyler Perry has a beautiful essay in NEWSWEEK on how a young boy can respond to being sexually molested.
It happened to him when he was young.
I just read it.
Everyone should.

Jimi

November 29th, 2011

Unfortunately, in the US, comedy is almost the only place to get real news: Onion, Colbert, Maher, Stewart, and others I can’t remember.

Kel Munger

November 29th, 2011

What does it say about our culture when the only way a clear, upright statement about rape can be made is if it is couched in satire?

Donny D.

November 30th, 2011

As a gay man, I can’t understand anything about the sports culture that would make me not report something like that. The sports culture just isn’t capable of having that kind of power over me. I would think that would holds true for most other gay men as well. Many of us endured a negative relationship with sports as we were growing up, and a great many others of us just aren’t touched by whatever the hell it is in the male teams sports culture that seems to be such a fundamental part of the psyches of so many straight men.

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