This is Why John Grisham’s Child Porn Comments Are So Dangerous

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Below is an excerpt from my recent piece (“This is Why John Grisham’s Child Porn Comments Are So Dangerous”) which has been published over at The Daily Dot. I encourage you to go read it.

“The idea that 10-year-old boys being exploited are more deserving of our shock and disgust than sixteen-year-old girls being made up to look like adult women displays not only profound misogyny but a callous lack of understanding about the way sexual exploitation, rape culture, and sex trafficking work. Eighty percent of transnational victims of sex trafficking are girls. Seventy percent of victims who are trafficked into the commercial sex industry are girls. Rape culture decrees that girls are inherently exploitable: that their bodies were never their own to begin with and, therefore, consent is a fluid concept. “Some girls, they rape so easy,” Wisconsin State Representative Roger Rivard infamously said, illustrating the ideas held by many about consent and how little it means to those who don’t view women and girls as whole human beings.”

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One thought on “This is Why John Grisham’s Child Porn Comments Are So Dangerous

  1. choirkid says:

    As a fellow female, who happens to be fifteen, I agree with this. Even in a small town school system, I often feel threatened by the males in the system. Even if it’s a teacher or a kid in my grade. I’ve been harassed by guys in my school and at wrestling meets. It’s become almost common to have guys honk their horns at me as I walk home. I even have twenty something year old men hollering at me in public. I can’t walk the school hallways alone because of certain boys who tend to seek me out and try to get me alone. Even in school, I feel unsafe.

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