In Newark, Ohio a 15-year-old girl has been arrested by police on charges of child pornography. Both the girl and her victim have not been identified but they are one in same person. Yes, police arrested the girl for sexually exploiting herself because she took a nude photograph of herself.
She has been charged with the “illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material and possession of criminal tools.” I assume the tool was the phone camera used to take the photo. The girl could be imprisoned and force to register as a sex offender. If she is forced to register the on-line listings will simply show that she had produced child pornography leading public readers to assume she had sexually exploited young children. Since being listed on these registries have lead to the murder of various individuals this arrest could eventually put the girl’s life at risk. All because she took a nude photo of herself.
Prosecutors are not finished by any means. The girl in question sent the photo to the phone of a few friends and prosecutors are now considering arresting the other teens for receiving “child pornography”.
One might suggest that the book: Sacred Pleasure: Sex, Myth, and the Politics of the Body by Riane Eisler be required reading for every Ohio law enforcement officer and legislator. Covering such topics as:
Long a pioneer in the male-dominated field of evolutionary theory, Eisler puts women center stage as she discloses a spectrum of controversial issues that lead directly from ancient erotic sacred Mysteries to present day right-wing religious control of sexual behavior.
Some of Eisler's most powerful ideas concern what she labels "the erotization of violence," that is, the aphrodisiac properties of rape, pillage, and murder: "in the dominator mind making love is making war" (p. 222). Informing every major argument in Sacred Pleasure are themes of pain and pleasure, manipulation and freedom, dominion-over and partnership-with. Eisler poses questions--and often enigmas--about abuse, bondage, masochism, and warfare: Do the Wehrmacht officers on page 231 actually yearn for human connection as they bludgeon the bodies of Jewish women? Eisler's narrative compels readers to sift and evaluate the complexities of sexual behavior for themselves--and always at both a personal and an institutional level. Finally, the sheer weight of her evidence differentiates the sentient, empathic embrace of pleasure from narcissistic acting out and brutality.
In other words we might ask the question,
Is the current atmosphere of oppression on the part of the overwhelmingly male rulers in this country a result of their sexual repressions and inadequacy leading them to affirm their potency only by virtue of dehumanizing, permanently scarring and violating the rights of others?
It is getting really scary when the state can define you as a criminal by virtue of what you do to your self. If that is the case they can empty psychiatric hospitals and throw all the patients in prison. Hell, they are building enough of them. How moral would that be?Add to Technorati Favorites