Donít Judge Me (or Fido), Bro!
Don't judge people who engage in bestiality and incest; have compassion for them. That is one of the lessons fostered during a "sexologist's" event held on the Yale University campus during its "Sex Weekend."
Ever wonder where moral relativism ends? This would be one destination.
According to campusreform.org, "Event director Giuliana Berry '14 told Campus Reform in an interview on Monday that the workshop was brought to campus to teach students not to automatically judge people who may have engaged in these sorts of activities, but rather to respond with 'understanding' and 'compassion.'"
Don't "automatically judge"? Well, guess what? The state of Connecticut already judges these acts - as criminal.
Connecticut Penal Code, Sec. 53a-73a, "Sexual assault in the fourth degree: Class A misdemeanor or class D felony," reads in part, "(a) A person is guilty of sexual assault in the fourth degree when: (3) such person engages in sexual contact with an animal or dead body." (For those of you playing along at home, having sex with a dead body is called "necrophilia.")
The Yale students have a little more leeway with incest, as Connecticut only outlaws marrying someone to whom you are related, not having sex with them. Connecticut's Penal Code reads, "Sec. 53a-191. Incest: Class D felony. (a) A person is guilty of incest when he marries a person whom he knows to be related to him within any of the degrees of kindred specified in section 46b-21."
The Yale Daily News reported, "At Saturday's workshop, multiple student-submitted discussion topics were about sexual fantasies involving family members. When students shared their thoughts on incest, three responses were related to fantasies about fathers." Would it be inappropriate to say this takes the meaning of "sugar daddies" to a whole new level?
Say, speaking of sugar daddies, a survey taken during the workshop revealed that nine percent of the student respondents had received money in exchange for sex.
Event director Berry also said, "People do engage in some of these activities that we believe only for example perverts engage in," she said. "What the goal is is [sic] to increase compassion for people who may engage in activities that are not what you would personally consider normal."
It is interesting that the event tries to garner compassion for perpetrators, but did they consider the victims? Here are two examples of the harm done by engaging in incest and bestiality.
Oprah had a guest who was a victim of her incestuous brother since she was four years old, when Rena says he first had her perform oral sex on him. "At 16, Rena became pregnant. 'My brother insisted that he go with my mother to the doctor. I was to get an abortion,' she says. 'He was teasing me and taunting me. And the reason he wanted to make sure I got the abortion is because he thought it was his and not my boyfriend's. And I had no idea.'"
How many of you reading this "understands" Rena's brother or has "compassion" for this child rapist?
What type of abuse do people who engage in bestiality inflict upon animals? According to the Vermont Animal Cruelty Task Force fact sheet, "Sexual molestation of animals by humans may physically injure or kill the animal victim. Cases of dogs with severe rectal tearing from anal sexual contact; cats killed by penetration by a human male; chickens decapitated to increase the abuser's sexual pleasure; animals beaten, stabbed, or mutilated during or after sexual contact; and animals crushed for sexual gratification have been reported. Many animals are physically restrained during the abuse. Not all cases of animal sexual abuse will involve physical injury to the animal, but all sexual molestation of an animal by a human is abuse."
Three percent of the Yale students participating in the workshop admitted in an anonymous survey that they had engaged in bestiality.
Did the students learn about B4U-ACT, a pro-pedophilia group, which is seeking understanding and compassion for their sexual proclivities? It was discussed in Concerned Women for America's paper, "Who in Their Right Mind Would Normalize Pedophilia?" In B4U-ACT's "Principles and Perspectives of Practice," they stress the humanity of pedophiles. "We believe that persons who are sexually attracted to children can be contributing members of their communities and that they deserve to be treated with respect. All clients should be treated in a caring, non-judgmental, and respectful manner. We see minor-attracted people as whole human beings, not as dangerous criminals or 'deviants.'"
Statutory rape laws judge pedophiles differently.
According to the Yale Daily News, "Students often do not realize the difference between normative - being in the middle of the bell curve for certain behaviors - and normal, which is a judgment call, [sexologist Jill] McDevitt said, adding that what is common is not necessarily good, just as what is deviant is not necessarily bad."
Up is down, night is day, and wrong may be right? Fifty shades of grey is the new black and white, apparently.
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