Over the weekend, I was told of a certain woman who well in her 50’s, is ‘entertaining’ boys young enough to be her grandchildren. Do not for a second think that by entertaining them I mean she dons a clown’s costume and hops around with a huge red nose and painted face in an attempt to be comical. Oh no, this is downright sinful!
So my friends and I debated about it, and one fellow insisted that if the boys are not below 18, then surely they can go on without a care in the world. But since these boys are believed to be not more than 20 years old, please tell me I’m not the only one who finds this revolting! Out of all the men running around in their mid thirties, why go for a lad barley past his puberty?
To me, this is good old statutory rape. This, in some common law jurisdictions, is sexual activity in which one person is below the age required to legally consent to the behaviour. Since men are believed to evolve slower than women and 20-year-old girls are not even in the neighbourhood of mature, how far behind is this 20-year-old boy?
“Stars can get away with this kind of thing because they are – well – stars. By the time they look old, they must really be old! But this chick is no Sharon Stone or Demi Moore for that matter. What is she doing gallivanting around town with a chap who still picks his nose, sleeps on a single bed and has a poster of Rihanna in a bikini on his bedroom wall?” argued a friend.
“She’s happy,” said another. “What does it matter?”
What does it matter? Are you kidding me? First of all, why any fully (or in this case, extremely) grown woman would want to date a man-child is beyond me. Two, when it comes to sex, I seriously doubt a 20-year-old can even spell any of the things his ancient lover has in mind! And three, if not for anything else, it is simply gross!
I totally get why women would want to go younger seeing as some men of the appropriate age aren’t into their age mates either, but we must put some reason into it. Go five years younger – seven maybe – not a whole freaking creation below! It’s like saying you are 25 when you are in fact knocking on 50’s door! My point is, if you are going to cut your age, go down to something believable or reasonable.
However, if you can’t be bothered with what anyone else thinks or says or how people will take it, or simply the ludicrousness of it all, then by all means, fondle and smooch the man-child in public and don’t bat and eyelid when people start whispering –ride off in the sunset together and don’t look back! After all, there are worse things in the world to worry about right?