If you know me, I rarely get serious on my blog. I post funny pictures of cats and entertain however many followers want to see a cute puppy learn how to bark.
But this is one moment where I will be serious. Before I start my rant, I am not focusing on three extra points made in this post. I don’t want anon hate for something I did not say. Love is love and everyone has a right to it. That shouldn’t even be a debate today. People have the right to love whoever they want, so long as everything is consensual and legal.
That is where I want to start my rant: legal.
So I run a page on Facebook, nothing big. I’ve seen this picture floating on my feed, and each time it pops up, it bothers me just a bit more than the last. Recently, I’ve heard horror stories about relationships like this, and its time to finally put this fucking post in the grave.
First of all, 15 and 21 isn’t legal. At all. In my state, the age of consent is 16, which, while close, is still ages of difference from 21.
Think about it for a second: 21 is an adult. You have to pay taxes, do laundry, study in school or work a job. You vote, you have an opinion, you can make a difference. The age of 15 is a world of difference from that. You go to high school. You’re still going through puberty. You’re more worried about prom than you are about the next presidential elections. This isn’t to say that all 15 year olds are like this, but bear with me. One is an adult, and the other is still barely a teenager and learning just how to live life and be a kid. They aren’t ready for it.
That’s why this post is fucking bullshit. It puts this relationship up next to others that should be PERFECTLY FUCKING ACCEPTABLE to make it seem okay. It takes three other points that only a complete bastard would post hate against and makes it seem okay. It says “look at this. This is love, not rape.” Fucking news for you kid who made this: it is rape.
That’s my problem with it. It’s posted ALL over Facebook, ALL over social media sites and exposed to hundreds of thousands of young kids who are taught to think that this is perfectly okay. Girls are taught to think that it is acceptable to love that creepy older guy who wants to hook up with her. Suddenly, in their minds, it becomes alright to sleep with a guy 6 years older than them. Nobody should ever be taken advantage of like this, and something like this should never be promoted where many kids can see it and start to really believe that this is okay.
Please, if you read this, give it a reblog. Help make this image as popular as the original. Statutory rape is still rape, and isn’t okay.