Re: Personal responsibility [was Re: Genderless societies]

Michael S. Lorrey (
Fri, 17 Sep 1999 01:13:16 -0400

"J. R. Molloy" wrote:
> Thank you for the laugh.
> Anti-masculist Western civilization will never punish a female for raping a
> boy with anywhere near the severity that punishes men for having sex with
> underage females.

Actually, take the case a few years ago of the teacher in Seattle who got pregnant by one of her 14 year old students... she is in prison for a nice long term, she's lost her children, and she is classified as a sexual predator.... turn around is a bitch.

> >Legally the guy was raped, but in looking at this you have
> >to believe he knew what he was doing. Only if you can make
> >an argument that he thought the storks brought babies can
> >you make a case that the state is victimizing him.

The error in the case is that the state decision focused on the actions of the man, that he was not releived of responsibility, however, it is the actions of the woman, who granted that releif, that the state ignored. Essentially she 'purchased' from him the debt to the child that a father owes. Her suit in later years is essentially reneging on that purchase agreement, and is attempting to reassign that debt back onto the father.

Mike Lorrey