I don’t live in Nevada

4 Apr

but if I did, I’d be hunting this fuckwit judge down with a tire iron.

Impulse Control My Ass

8 Responses to “I don’t live in Nevada”

  1. bine April 4, 2007 at 1:50 pm #

    “normal impulses”? i can’t believe it!
    that judge should share excell’s prison cell for the next 18 years!
    and eligible for parole in two years? that must be some belated april’s fool joke.

  2. sweetsalty kate April 4, 2007 at 6:47 pm #

    I’d hold him down for you.

  3. Mogo April 5, 2007 at 7:15 am #

    ok this guy sounds creepy, but I’m gonna play devil’s advocate here for a minute…

    because when you think about it, up until about a century and half, maybe two centuries ago, kids were considered to be adults more or less by the time they were 12 or 13. there was no such thing as teenagers. I wonder if that’s possibly what the guy was getting at, even if he didn’t express it very well.

    now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I condone sexual abuse of minors, but the guy is correct insofar as saying that these age restrictions are something that have really only been in effect for the last couple centuries of human history…

    I agree though that the “natural urges” part… ugh. the only people who should be sexually lusting after 13 yr olds are other 13 yr olds.

    Thor, blame yourself for this train of thought on my part, since it was that “teenager” article in that psychology mag you left open on the bathroom counter that got me thinking about this 😉

  4. puddlejumper April 5, 2007 at 8:54 am #

    I have to agree with mogo.

    Age limits are defined by statute for the sake of putting a number on and men (and women if we’re honest) are going to find younger people ‘in their prime’ sexually attractive. Acting on that or not is down to what is considered appropriate and and responsible adult would take everything into account. I might lust after some cute twenty year old but would never ‘go there’ for a whole host of reasons. Not least that he’s not going to be emotionally mature enough to deal with a mad old bat like me.

    Though theres a big difference between admiring and finding young people attractive (as they are) and downloading pictures of under tens “in sexual acts” and that is where I think the judge ballsed up.

    Though in fairness he at least gave a decent length of sentence given than I’ve seen people who have engaged in sex with minors get only three years.

  5. thordora April 5, 2007 at 10:23 am #

    I agree that childhood is a fairly recent construct, and many times I do argue that sexual development is “early” because it needed to be-if half your babies die, you need to start early to maintain your species.

    I think most of all it triggers a “ew-daddy and daughter” thing for most of us. And biologically, it doesn’t make sense for old sperm to be with young eggs-I would bet that it would lead to less hardy children, biologically speaking, and may be responsible for the knee jerk, that ain’t right feeling we get from seeing old men with young girls.

    However, there is a VAST difference between lusting after a 20 year old and a 13 year old. There’s also a big difference between 16 and 13. I think this judge is setting a precedent that’s a wee bit scary.

  6. bine April 5, 2007 at 10:52 am #

    i don’t know … i guess the difference really is if we’re talking about ten year olds and twenty year olds. i think the border is clearly defined by puberty. in other cultures children may be married away by their parents at the age of five, but sex is never an issue then, it’s simply a traditional gesture of joining and befriending other families or clans.
    sexual attraction begins when we reach sexual maturity. everything else shouldn’t be encouraged to be considered “natural”.

  7. caitlin April 5, 2007 at 11:59 am #

    With the way some teenager dress, it’s kind of hard to blame someone older for finding them attractive. But part of being an adult is knowing which lines shouldn’t be crossed and dealing with inappropriate impulses. You can’t help your thoughts, but you can damn sure control how you act on them.

    But then again, teenagers aren’t children either. Teenagers are beginning to relate to adults as equals, while children are always outranked by adults. The balance of power is so far off that a child couldn’t really have meaningful consent to a sexual relationship with an adult. It’s criminal to destroy a child’s ability to trust and their innocence in that matter.

    When you hear about problems with impulse control, you usually think of the person who maybe had an extra helping of dessert or went to the store for a pair of socks and ended up on a shopping spree instead. Pedophiles are in totally different league from that type of poor “impulse control”. Instead of causing problem with their weight or bank account, pedophiles are giving their “partners” a nice big pile of lifelong issues to sort out.

  8. Netter April 5, 2007 at 12:02 pm #

    Judge said 1 to 100. I think he’s as twisted as the criminal.

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