Posted on | June 13, 2014 | 31 Comments
Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday lamented that Americans are “whiny” about statutory rape and that when it comes to rape, boys are different than girls.
While discussing the recent case in New York, in which a female teacher has been charged with rape for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old student, Carlson refused to believe that it should be considered rape.
“It’s ludicrous that we are calling this a rape. Are you serious?” Carson asked on Fox News’ “Outnumbered.” “I’ll tell you what’s wrong to this extent — he went and tattled to the police and destroyed her life. Are you joking? What a whiny country this is.”
Carlson went on to explain that underaged boys are not rape victims, especially if they chased after the older woman.
“You’re this boy, and all of a sudden you’re a rape victim? You pursue an older woman, and have a relationship with her, and you’re a rape victim?” he said. “It defies common sense. And anybody who’s being honest with himself knows exactly what I’m talking about. We all have to pretend.” . . .
When the female panelists on Outnumbered called out Carlson, arguing that he was furthering a double standard, he fully accepted that.
“Of course it’s a double standard! All standards are double standards,” he said. “Because it depends completely on the sex of a child. And if it’s a girl, it’s different from if it’s boy. And we have to pretend that’s not true?”
Tucker Carlson is actually expressing his own misunderstanding of the purpose of such laws. Why do parents send their children to school? What job are teachers paid to do? Certainly, I don’t want my children (male or female) to be molested by a teacher (male or female) and as a matter of law, it is irrelevant whether any particular minor in such a situation believes himself or herself to be a victim.
Furthermore, the advance of feminist “equality” and “liberation” means that women now are more likely to be aggressive perverts than was true 30 or 40 years ago. If a women’s studies major at Duke University can justify her porn career as feminist “empowerment,” certainly female teachers who crave the taste of boy flesh can (and do) find similar justification in the egalitarian rhetoric of feminism.